Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council today delivered a further 12 homes as part of its housing delivery target of 1,563 social housing homes by 2021. The homes were designed and built by John Sisk & Son on a brownfield site, to a rapid delivery programme.
The prototype development was officially opened today by An Cathaoirleach of dlr, Councillor Tom Murphy, and Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, Damien English, TD.
As near Zero Energy Buildings ‘nZEB’ will become mandatory for all housing stock in the near future these homes demonstrate how this can be achieved cost-effectively, to a rapid build programme on a difficult site. The homes are designed and built to a very high specification, taking advantage of some of the latest innovations and technology in house building, resulting in ultra-modern, energy efficient and high-quality homes.
The development consists of twelve houses in total, ten 2-bed terraced houses and two 2-bed semi-detached houses, located in the centre of Dún Laoghaire, at George’s Place. This development has provided much-needed dwellings built to the highest environmental standards in keeping with their ethos of providing bright, spacious, comfortable accommodation, with superb indoor air quality and low running costs for tenants.
These homes will be allocated to dlr tenants in the coming weeks.
Speaking at the launch of the new homes, An Cathaoirleach, Cllr Tom Murphy, said: “In setting out our ambition for this project dlr wanted sustainably designed and well-constructed, quality houses which achieved a BER A1 energy rating. We are delighted with the open, transparent and collaborative relationship we developed with our construction partner, John Sisk & Son, who have delivered on all fronts – safe, quality, on budget & timely delivery.
“The provision of social and affordable housing is the Council’s main priority and we are delighted to formally take possession of these houses today and look forward to getting families settled into their new homes.”
dlr is currently active on eight social housing sites across the county, ranging from 2 to 50 homes. Two of the larger sites, Rosemount Court in Dundrum and Fitzgerald Park, Mountown, Dún Laoghaire, will deliver 44 and 50 new dwellings respectively. Both of these developments will be handed over to tenants before the end of the year.