The first phase of an 80 unit housing development project costing €18.5m in Southill, Limerick has been launched by the Minister for Housing and Urban Development, Damien English.
The Minister officially opened 42 new housing units, as part of the first phase, earlier today at Churchfields, O’ Malley Park.
Funded under the Limerick Regeneration Scheme, work is set to get underway for the remaining 38 housing units shortly.
“This development marks another milestone on the regeneration path and follows on from the completion of 79 units last year at Lord Edward Street. Overall 243 new units have been completed and 561 social and private houses have been refurbished under a rolling programme of thermal upgrades across the regeneration areas. These are making a real difference in people’s lives,” said the Minister.
The Minister paid special tribute to the residents of the regeneration areas for their co-operation, patience and understanding throughout the whole process.
He also thanked contractor PJ Carey Ltd., ABK Architects, Punch Consultant Engineers, Homan O’Brien Consultant Engineers, Aecom Quantity Surveyors, the Office of Regeneration, and all involved in bringing this project to a successful conclusion.
“Delivery is happening for social housing in a real way, and today is another example of that. Across Ireland, local authorities are making real progress on their ambitious housing construction projects. This work is accelerating and they are constantly adding to their programme to meet the housing needs in their areas,” concluded the Minister.