Significant progress on Dublin housing programme announced

Date Published : June 8th, 2020    Published By : admin

Dublin City Council has received Stage 1 Approval from the Department of Housing for the comprehensive regeneration of the Constitution Hill Housing Complex in Dublin 7.

This regeneration proposal involves 66 extended and retro fitted apartments, 64 new apartments, 1 commercial unit and a crèche.  The existing complex originally had 90 apartments. The estimated cost of this project is €44.5 million.

Dublin City Council has also received Departmental Stage 1 Approval for the construction of a new Housing Scheme on lands at Kildonan in Finglas. This proposal consists of 166 new Social Housing Units (mix of family and older persons). It includes provision for 15 units for the Tus Nua homeless project that is currently operating at this site. The estimated cost for this project is €28.5 million.

Dublin City Council has received Departmental Stage 2 Approval for the re-development of the St Finbar’s Court Complex in Cabra. This proposal consists of 46 new housing units for older persons. The estimated cost for this project is €14.3 million. The now demolished complex originally had 29 bed-sit units.

“While there is still a good way to go on all these projects the approvals represent a key milestone and a strong momentum to bring them to fruition as soon as possible,” said Brendan Kenny, Deputy Chief Executive of Dublin City Council.

Following an extensive Public Procurement process Dublin City Council has now also selected a full-integrated Design Team for the Emmet Road (formerly St Michael’s Estate) regeneration project. The Design Team is Bucholz McEvoy who have a strong international and national reputation.

This project proposes the development of close to 500 new homes, 70% of which will be for a Cost Rental Scheme. The balance will be for social housing. It will also include commercial, retail, community facilities and open spaces.

“While all of the above represent key milestones in some key projects, they form only a relatively small part of Dublin City Council’s overall housing programme and pipeline over the next few months and years,” added Brendan Kenny.

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