Over 180 social and affordable homes announced for Limerick village

The Mungret College site will see over 180 new homes built. Photo: Tom Coakley.

OVER 180 new homes will be delivered in the village of Mungret with construction to begin by the end of the year, it has been announced.

183 social and affordable homes will be built at the former Mungret College site, with the Land Development Agency (LDA) working in conjunction with Limerick City and County Council.

The council has already secured planning permission to build 252 houses on the greenfield site, and the LDA is working with the local authority to build 181 of the homes for affordable purchase.

A further two homes will be built for people with disabilities and their carers.

The remaining homes, as well as a crèche, will be delivered by Clúid Housing Association and will be used as part of an integrated housing scheme for older people.

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The development will consist of houses and duplexes, as well as green spaces and public amenities.

The development land forms part of the Mungret Framework which aims to unlock public and private lands to allow for residential development.

The LDA is preparing the tender process for a contractor, with construction hoped to begin by the end of the year.

The project will take between three to four years to complete, with detached, semi-detached, and duplex homes, with open spaces, communal areas and a public plaza all to form part of the plans.

John Coleman, LDA chief executive, said that the housing body was “excited to announce this partnership with Limerick City and County Council to deliver these much-needed affordable and social homes. Mungret is a great area”.

“It’s close to Limerick City and within easy reach of a range of amenities. There is a wonderful existing community there, which will be enhanced by the provision of new and affordable high-quality homes,” Mr Coleman said.

Pat Daly, Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council, added that “this is an excellent development and we are delighted to be working in partnership with the LDA to deliver more than 180 affordable and social homes in Mungret”.

“This development will complement the work already undertaken by the Council at Mungret Park and will provide a significant residential and economic boost to the area,” Mr Daly said.