Circle VHA celebrates completion of 38 Social homes in Adamstown

by Aishling Conway
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Circle VHA is delighted to announce the ribbon-cutting for the completion of 38 social homes at Aderrig Square, Adamstown, Lucan.

Comprising 19 one-bedroom and 19 two-bedroom apartments, the development marks a significant milestone in providing quality housing to the community, with tenancy having already commenced. The development is part of a larger endeavour aimed at enriching the lives of residents and enhancing the fabric of the neighbourhood.

This project stands as a testament to the fruitful partnership between Circle VHA, the developer Quintain and South Dublin County Council. Aderrig Square represents Circle VHA’s inaugural project with Quintain, a developer renowned for its contributions to the local community. Quintain’s commitment to building not only homes but also amenities such as shopping centers, cafes, and parks exemplifies its dedication to creating thriving, self-sustaining communities.

New resident Joan Ryan with grandchildren Zoe (7) and Cian (17mths)

Designed by BKD Architects, Aderrig Square offers contemporary homes built to the highest standards, catering to individuals and families seeking a vibrant, inclusive community. The thoughtful design provides a variety of house types within the scheme, ensuring that every resident finds a home suited to their needs.

John Hannigan, CEO of Circle VHA, expressed his excitement about the completion of Aderrig Square, stating, “This project represents a significant step forward in our mission to provide quality, affordable housing to those in housing need. We are proud to partner with Quintain and grateful for the support of Mayor of SDCC, Cllr. Alan Edge, South Dublin County Council, the Credit Union AHB Fund and all those involved with the project in making this vision a reality.”

Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr. Alan Edge, says: “It is with immense pleasure that I, as the Mayor of South Dublin County Council welcome the completion of these new homes at Aderrig Square in the growing community of Adamstown, Co Dublin. The Council are delighted to collaborate with Circle VHA in delivering quality new homes, which will allow people to embed and thrive in the local community. A key objective of our Housing Delivery Action Plan is to provide appropriate housing options for our citizens using best practice in location, design, management and supports. The wider Adamstown Strategic Development Zone is based around walkable neighbourhoods located in close proximity to high quality public services. I wish all the new residents of Aderrig Square many happy and successful times ahead in their new homes”.

Michael Hynes, CEO of Quintain Ireland, added: “We are proud to celebrate the completion of this development at Aderrig Square. It stands as a shining example of what can be achieved through collaboration and dedication to community-building. At Quintain, we strive to create spaces where people can truly thrive. Aderrig Square embodies this ethos, offering not just homes, but a vibrant and inclusive environment where residents can live, work, and play. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Circle VHA and South Dublin County Council to deliver more projects that make a positive impact on the lives of individuals and families in need of quality housing.”

Furthermore, this development marks Circle VHA’s first significant project funded by the Credit Union, highlighting the organisation’s commitment to supporting innovative funding solutions for social housing initiatives. With the Credit Union’s partnership, Circle VHA aims to continue expanding its remit, providing much-needed housing across Ireland.

Brian Murphy, Chairman of the CU AHB Fund expressed his pleasure of this successful collaboration between credit unions and Circle VHA via the CU AHB Fund. “The CU AHB Fund provides a platform to facilitate the natural synergies between AHBs such as Circle VHA and credit unions, two like-minded not-for-profit sectors rooted in their local communities. The provision of these 38 impressive social homes here in Aderrig Square, demonstrates the power of ordinary people coming together doing extraordinary things. The provision of local social housing is fundamental to the creation and preservation of local communities, something central to social and national cohesion but also central to the avowed values and ethos of both credit unions and AHBs.”

Colin Creedon, Director of Finance at Circle VHA, says: “We are delighted to establish a trusted relationship with a new funder into the AHB sector. Circle VHA is pleased is work with the Credit Union whose values are aligned as pillars of the community with a not-for profit people first approach. The team in Circle VHA would like to thank the Directors of the CU AHB fund and their advisers for their support and persistence in getting this funding for these quality homes at Aderrig . We look forward to continue working with the CU AHB fund as it creates a unique opportunity for two community-focused sectors to co-operate in addressing the current national housing emergency”

Aderrig Square is situated in Adamstown, a vibrant neighbourhood located just 16 km west of Dublin City Centre. Residents will enjoy not only the comfort of their homes but also the plethora of amenities and facilities available within the community including cycle paths, football pitches and the nearby 27-acre Airlie Park. With excellent transport links, a short 10 minutes to Heuston Station and with a vast number of employers in the area, Adamstown is an emerging, vibrant neighbourhood in the heart of South County Dublin.

Picture Andres Poveda

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