Fingal County Council and GEM Construction Ltd will unite to develop the next phase of 300 homes with supporting amenities, as agreed at Monday night’s council meeting.
The scheme will be built at its 37-hectare Church Fields Masterplan site in Mulhuddart and work is expected to commence Work on Phase 3A next month, with Paul Carroll appointed as Interim Director of Housing & Community Development for the project.
Phase 3A will deliver 180 affordable purchase homes, 80 cost-rental homes and 40 social homes Church Fields to deliver 1,000 new properties in total A creche, a local community facility, retail units and a number of public green spaces will be constructed along with the mixed development, in addition to the Eastern Linear Park and the rejuvenation of Wellview Park.
CE of FCC, AnnMarie Farrelly, said: “Fingal is committed to delivering one the most ambitious house building programmes in Ireland. To do that, we are using every avenue possible to help deliver the homes that people need. At a time where there is great demand, Fingal continues to provide high-quality and affordable housing at key locations across the county.”
Welcoming the announcement, Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Adrian Henchy, said: “I am proud that Fingal has ambitions to deliver more homes for people with different housing needs. The Church Fields development is progressing well, with around 150 homes already delivered as part of the Church Fields Master Plan, so to be expanding our presence on site with an additional 300 homes is a testament to the dedication of the housing team to ensure we have attainable, sustainable and affordable housing for all.”
The site is located in the Dublin Enterprise Zone, Dublin 15, a major employment hub and benefits from good transport connections. Facilities nearby include schools, Blanchardstown Town Centre, allotments, sporting grounds and a range of potential and existing networks of green corridors.