Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has approved more than €17m for what is Ireland’s largest public housing scheme with planning permission. It is anticipated that the local council, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, will add a further €2m, approx., bringing the total spend on services such as walking or cycling routes, landscaping, water services and roads to €19.85m.
The site, located in Shanganagh, South Co. Dublin, will comprise 91 units for affordable purchase, 200 social housing units and 306 cost-rental homes, a total of 597 public housing units. It is expected that the cost-rental units will be rented for €1,000 for a one bedroom unit, and approx. €1,250 for the two-bedroom units, thus facilitating access to tenants whose income is greater than the band for standard local authority housing. While, the affordable purchase units will bring buyers who cannot access adequate mortgage into the market.
The program’s overall value is estimated to be €180m and is designed by ABK Architects. Building is anticipated to commence in the second quarter of 2021.
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