Minister Darragh O’Brien marks next stage of construction at Respond’s Hole in the Wall Development

by Gazette Reporter
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The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien TD today officially marked the next stage of construction for a new social and cost rental housing development of 397 homes at Griffin Point, Hole in the Wall Road, Clongriffin.

The homes are delivered by Approved Housing Body and service provider Respond, in partnership with Dublin City Council. 

Respond currently has 1,452 homes in construction across Ireland.  Griffin Point will include 397 new lifetime homes for Respond tenants. The site will also include a childcare facility.  Respond now have 4,044 tenants living in 1,667 homes in Dublin. 

Niamh Randall, Spokesperson for Respond: “Working alongside Dublin City Council has allowed us to put this development into action and we are always proud of the strong working relationship we have. This partnership enables us to deliver homes for families and individuals who need them. 

“Future tenants will become a part of the community here and we hope they will be very happy. This is only possible with the ongoing co-operation of our partners. We would like to extend our thanks to Dublin City Council, the Department of Housing, Heritage and Local Government and the Housing Finance Agency. Our partners are essential to us achieving our goals of delivering additional social homes and providing services in the community. 

“Over 78% of Respond’s delivery is newly constructed homes. Over the last 40 plus years, we have amassed considerable experience in managing the construction process and our in-house design team has wide ranging expertise in all aspects of housing delivery. We remain committed to playing our part in building social and cost rental homes throughout the country and providing services for families and individuals who need them. 

“We would like to commend our partners Bluemont Developments and Townmore, who are the contractors on site, for the excellent work that they are doing to build this development to the high level of quality.” 

Frank d’Arcy, Assistant Chief Executive Dublin City Council: “Today marks an important milestone in our commitment to providing affordable housing for our community. My special thanks to Respond Housing, the developer Blumont and builder Townmore Construction for their dedication, hard work and smooth delivery of almost 400 homes over two phases.” 

Chair of Housing SPC Cllr. Alison Gilliland: “Everyone likes to mark significant milestones and no more so when it comes to housing delivery! Supported by Dublin City Council, this Respond led development will provide a mix of both social and cost rental homes that will allow families and individuals to live more affordably in this lovely area. Built to the highest standards these upcoming homes are ideally located close to public transport routes and community amenities. The wonderful Father Collins Park is across the way while Donaghmede Shopping Centre is only up the road. I wish everyone involved the very best for the successful completion of the project later on this year.” 

Pictures Paul MacDonald 

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