Respond’s recently-appointed Director of Investment and Development, Parag Joglekar, oversees over €1.5bn in housing under construction. Having been with the AHB for over 20 years, he is well acquainted with the complexities of delivering social housing at scale
The government has agreed on a number of measures under the Housing for All plan to make it cheaper to build and refurbish homes, speed up home building and drive down building costs across the board.
LDA’s Shanganagh passive house development, when completed, will comprise 597 social and affordable homes, with the first completions in 2024.
The government has published its first annual update of the Housing for All plan, which states its 24,600 new homes target for 2022 will be exceeded.
John Paul Construction has announced a strategic partnership with Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) to develop Design + Construct, a centre for collaborative, multidisciplinary education that will drive performance in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector through talent and technology.
Michael Hynes, Joint Managing Director, Quintain Ireland, tells ROBBIE COUSINS that despite several strong headwinds, the Irish housebuilding market remains an attractive proposition for capital investment and Ireland an ideal location for construction professionals and workers to seek long-term employment, but that reform of the planning system and changes to housing policy are needed to support the sector’s future health.
Housing for All – What land will be available for development and what type of projects will get built?
Aoife Brennan, Director, Research & Consultancy, Lisney, writes that Housing for All will, in time, have a positive impact, but some parts of the plan may have unintended negative consequences on viability and the supply of land.
Brian O’Gorman, CEO, Clúid Housing, speaks with Mimi Murray about the opportunities and challenges that Housing for All presents for social housing delivery.