€104m approval for 853 social and affordable homes at Oscar Traynor Rd

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Rose Barrett

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien has announced funding approval to proceed immediately with the construction of a significant social and affordable housing development at Oscar Traynor Road.

Located in Coolock, the project will incorporate a total of 853 new high-quality homes, cultural and retail facilities, public open spaces and a crèche.

The scheme is comprised of Social Housing Homes (40 per cent), Cost Rental Homes (40 per cent) and Affordable Purchase Homes (20 per cent) and results from a collaboration between Dublin City Council, Clúid Housing and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.

The project will be realised immediately through a phased construction programme on the DCC site by the procured developer, Glenveagh. 

Commenting on this significant milestone, Minister O’Brien said: “With total exchequer funding in excess of €104m, this project really underscores this government’s commitment to Housing for All, and particularly within our capital city.

“Oscar Traynor Road is a key strategic site. The large number of mixed tenure homes to be delivered here will make a real difference. We are now in a position that we have a number of such sites, Shanganagh Castle and O’Devaney Gardens for example, and as a Government, we need to and we want to deliver more developments like these, right across the country.” 

The construction programme will deliver the social, cost rental and affordable homes in phases over four years, along with community/amenity spaces, parks and public realm to complement the residential area.

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