Cork County Council has signed a contract with Cumnor Construction Ltd for the development of a total of 30 residential units, 18 of which will be in Blarney and a further 12 in Kanturk.
The units will consist of a mix of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses and the total scheme cost is expected to be in the region of €8.2million.
Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey, commenting on the development said,
“The provision of these, quality, energy efficient homes will go a long way towards addressing housing needs in areas of high demand like Blarney and Kanturk. Cork County Council’s continuing commitment to meeting housing needs through the Social Housing Capital Programme will see in excess of 3,000 social housing units being provided in the period 2018 - 2021 across County Cork with 727 units being provided in 2019.”
Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Christopher O Sullivan also welcomed the news, saying
“In terms of sustainability these housing units demonstrate best practice design and will achieve an A-rating on completion. The homes will be highly energy efficient using modern air to water based heating systems - providing the dual benefits of reducing the carbon footprint of the home and mitigating the potential impact of fuel poverty for future tenants”.
This rapid design and build project has been brought from detailed design to construction stage under the guidance of Cork County Council’s housing unit by a multidisciplinary team including DOSA Consulting Engineers, John Kelleher & Associates and Deasy Walley Partnership and construction will commence shortly.