Minister Damien English opens a 42 unit development at Southill, Limerick

Minister English in Southill, Limerick

Minister English plants a tree to declare the development open

The Minister for Housing and Urban Development, Damien English, T.D., visited Southill in Limerick, today (27 April 2018) to officially open a new 42 unit housing development funded under the Limerick Regeneration Scheme. This phase is part of an 80 unit development costing €18.5m planned for the area and work on procuring the remaining 38 units will get underway shortly.

Speaking at the launch the Minister said “This development marks another milestone on the regeneration path and follows on from the completion of 79 units last year at Lord Edward Street. Overall 243 new units have been completed and 561 social and private houses have been refurbished under a rolling programme of thermal upgrades across the regeneration areas. These are making a real difference in people’s lives”. The Minister offered his best wishes to the new tenants for the future and for the continued enjoyment of their new homes for many years to come.

The Minister paid special tribute to the residents of the regeneration areas for their co-operation, patience and understanding throughout the whole process and thanked the Contractor, PJ Carey Ltd., ABK Architects, Punch Consultant Engineers, Homan O’Brien Consultant Engineers, Aecom Quantity Surveyors, the Office of Regeneration, and all involved in bringing this project to a successful conclusion.

The Minister concluded by saying:

“Delivery is happening for social housing in a real way, and today is another example of that. Across Ireland, local authorities are making real progress on their ambitious housing construction projects. This work is accelerating and they are constantly adding to their programme to meet the housing needs in their areas.”