Construction to start on latest Limerick regeneration housing scheme

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The site for the new housing scheme at the junction of Sheep Street and Athlunkard Street in Limerick City.

CONSTRUCTION is due to begin this week on the latest Limerick Regeneration housing development at the junction of Sheep Street and Athlunkard Street in Limerick City.

The €3 million development will consist of five three-bedroomed, two-storey duplex houses and three two-bedroomed, duplex apartments, all of which will have individual access from the street.

Mayor Francis Foley said the development of eight new homes will be very beneficial for the area as it will see a derelict site being re-developed for housing and the creation of a new community.

“This is the latest development being undertaken by Limerick Regeneration as it continues to delivers on the overall programme,” he added.

Limerick Regeneration executive officer Brendan Troy said they were delighted to be working on the delivery of BER A rated energy efficient new homes for the people of St Mary’s Park.

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“The process of design and approval has been lengthy but now that we have commenced development, we are committed to getting the homes delivered to a high standard as quickly as possible.”

118 new homes are currently under construction across three sites in Moyross and Southill.

Construction is to resume shortly on 14 homes already partially constructed by the Peter McVerry Trust while the Trust is working to procure a new contractor to construct a further 24 in Moyross and Southill.

Limerick City and County Council is currently at the early tendering stage for the 27 home Orchard Site at King’s Island.