Image: An Cathaoirleach Councillor Ossian Smyth and Philomena Poole, Chief Executive, dlr.
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council today (06 July) delivered a further 10 homes as part of its housing delivery target of 1,563 social housing homes by 2021. The homes were designed by the Council’s Architects’ Department and built by Manley Construction on a site at Park Close, Glenageary.
The development was officially opened by An Cathaoirleach of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Councillor Ossian Smyth, and Maria Bailey TD, Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government.
The development, which has been designed for older persons, consists of 10 one-bed apartments with additional visitor/carer space provided in each unit and level-access showers. The construction of the new homes was overseen by A2 Architects in association with Delap and Waller M&E, Punch Engineers and Nolan Construction QS, and the homes are designed and built to a high specification, resulting in comfortable, energy efficient and high-quality dwellings.
The new development is located in an established residential area within easy walking distance of shops, services and bus routes, and the purpose-built Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Community and Senior Citizens’ extension to the existing youth centre, which is currently under construction, is adjacent to the development.
A spokesperson for Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council said, ”The provision of social and affordable housing under Rebuilding Ireland is the Council’s main priority, and it says are delighted to have formally taken possession of these houses today and look forward to seeing people settle into their new homes.
“Every effort was made to work with the local neighbours to the site and the wider community to ensure the development would fit into the environment and deliver comfortable, energy efficient homes for the people who will live in them.”