New housing development for older persons in Lusk

by Rose Barrett
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On Friday last February 10, Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Howard Mahony welcomed Minister for Housing, Local Government & Heritage Darragh O’Brien TD to Lusk for the official sod turning of Kilhedge Lane, a new housing development being delivered by Tuath Housing in partnership with Fingal County Council. 

Kilhedge Lane is a sheltered housing scheme that will provide 31 new single-story homes for older persons and is due for delivery in 2024. The development – which will be built on land owned by FCC – will consist of 18 x two-bed homes and 13 x one-beds with an additional communal facility area for residents. 

The new homes are being funded by the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage via the Capital Assistance Scheme. The architects for the project are Walsh Associates and the main contractor is M.L Quinn Construction. 

Tuath Housing is a not-for-profit approved housing body, currently with over 10,100 homes under management catering for over 26,000 people and is active in every county throughout Ireland. 

Tuath delivered its first homes in partnership with FCC back in 2010 at Garristown, in Northwest Fingal, and has continued working with the local authority since to deliver over 635 homes throughout the county. 

Minister for Housing, Local Government & Heritage Darragh O’Brien commented: “Turning the sod on Kilhedge Lane, a new older person’s development in Lusk, is a real highlight for me. It’s the government’s ambition to enable everyone, of all ages, to live longer healthier lives in their own homes and communities. 

“I would like to commend Fingal County Council and Tuath on bringing this project to fruition and I look forward to seeing it progress.” 

Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Howard Mahony welcomed the development of tailor-made homes for older people in the heart of Lusk. 

Chief Executive of Fingal County Council AnnMarie Farrelly said: “Building homes in conjunction with the likes of Tuath is essential if we are to deliver a range of diverse, accessible and sustainable housing options for older people in Fingal.” 

Professor Paddy Gray, Chair of Tuath’s Voluntary Board of Directors said: “The provision of age-appropriate housing is an important aspect of Tuath’s delivery programme, and we are delighted to be working in partnership with Fingal County Council on these 31 homes for older persons. I would also like to thank the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage for their support, with funding provided through the Capital Assistance Scheme.” See www.tuathhousing.ie

Featured image: Tuath Deputy CEO Bronagh D’Arcy, Mayor of Fingal Cllr. Howard Mahony, Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien and Tuath Development Manager Marie McNamara at the official sod turning of Kilhedge Lane in Lusk

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