Cork City Council, working with Cluid Housing Association, have recently announced their purchase of a multi-unit central city residential scheme at Leeside, Bachelor’s Quay. This is part of the Rebuilding Ireland programme.
The property consists of 72 ‘turnkey’ homes that are available to applicants that are eligible for social housing supports. The development is mbuilt to a high standard and contains a range of different housing unit types and sizes.
Speaking about the announcement, Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Mick Finn, a councillor in the area, said: “These homes and the hundreds of others either under construction, purchased or leased are a tangible example of what the City Council and Approved Housing Bodies can do when funding becomes available”.
“I’m sure it’s a relief for existing tenants also. We need more of this and more reconfiguring of commercial buildings in the absence of large estate builds,” he said.
Brian Geaney, Director of Services for Housing, added: “This project is another example of the Council taking a pioneering role in relation to the delivery of social housing & its willingness to take a multi-faceted approach to finding solutions to housing challenges in the City”.
Mr Geaney paid tribute to Cluid Housing Association ” for its professionalism, agility and commitment which were all necessary for the efficient delivery of a residential scheme of this scale in a city centre location”.