109 social housing units announced for Clondalkin

by Padraig Conlon

Over one hundred social houses are on the way for Clondalkin after ground was recently broken on a new site.

Cllr Charlie O’Connor officially turned the sod last week for a 109 unit residential development on the townlands of Kilcarbery and Corkagh Demesne, Old Nangor Road, Clondalkin.

The development, known as Corkagh Grange, will consist of eight four bedroom houses, 71 three bed houses, 15 two bed apartments and 15 one bed apartments.

The development is expected to be completed towards the end of 2020 when single people and families will be offered the new homes from SDCC’s Social Housing Waiting List.

The Corkagh Grange site is one of six sites across Dublin, Louth, Wicklow and Kildare included in the Social Housing Bundle 1 Public Private Partnership (PPP) project which will deliver 534 social housing homes across the region.

On 29 March 2019 the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) announced the contract award of the Social Housing Bundle 1 PPP project to the Comhar Consortium which is 100% owned by Macquarie Capital Group Limited and supported by John Sisk & Son (Holdings) Ltd. as works contractor, Choice Housing as facilities management provider and Oaklee Housing as tenancy management provider.

Commenting last month following the announcement of the programme, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank, Andrew McDowell said:

“The European Investment Bank recognises the urgent need to increase the supply of social housing in Ireland and is pleased to provide half of the financing for Ireland’s first social housing PPP scheme through our first support for the social housing sector using a PPP structure anywhere in Europe.

“The EUR 120 million programme will improve the lives of hundreds of families across the country in the coming years and follows the close cooperation between the EIB and Irish partners to tackle the housing crisis.”

The National Development Finance Agency (NDFA), an arm of the National Treasury Management Agency is responsible for public-private partnership (PPP) projects.

It is the first PPP bundle in the Government’s social housing programme announced as part of Budget 2015.

Speaking at the sod turning, South Dublin County Council Chief Executive Danny McLoughlin said:

“This Council is delighted to be part of this new PPP Model to deliver housing which will see 534 new homes built across five local authorities and 109 homes in this county

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