€20 million Dublin City Council housing estate to be built in Ballyfermot
Contracts being signed for the construction of 40 Housing units at Riverside Kells in the presence of Cllr Tom Kelly, Cathaoirleach of Meath County Council and Cllr Sarah Reilly, Chair of the Housing Strategic Policy Committee. The main contractor is Cunningham Contracts Ltd, Newry and architects are Cooney Architects Ltd. Works will start in January 2019.
Connaught Grove, a development of 32 social homes in Athboy Co Meath, was officially opened on August 31st 2018.
Damien English, the Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, presided over the event, welcoming the new residents and congratulating the Council on the timely delivery of the construction scheme. The build was aided by financial assistance of 8.176 million Euros, allocated by the Minister’s Department under the aegis of the Rebuilding Ireland Programme.
This mixed development of 10 two-bed, 20 three-bed and 2 four-bed residences is built to a very high specification with an efficient energy saving heating system and an A2 BER rating. The development as a whole has been designed to cater for the needs of residences with particular physical needs. Four level access units have been provided to meet residents’ requirements. Conveniently located within reach of all amenities, including schools, shops and town centre, the homes are logistically well appointed.
Connaught Grove is but one of a number of direct construction projects being planned by Meath County Council, with funding for a further 19 sites in the country having been approved. This ambitious plan will see the delivery of up to 340 residential units over the next three to four years. The Minister expressed his wish that all the families involved shall enjoy many wonderful years in their new homes.
Councillor Tom Kelly, the Cathaoirleach of Meath County Council, congratulated all stake -holders on the opening of Connaught Grove, expressing his delight at meeting the new residents of these homes. He also commended the Council on their real progress in addressing the housing issue.