Contract Signed for Construction of 16 Social Housing Units in Macroom

Kevin Morey, Divisional Manager North Cork, Cork County Council, Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Frank O’Flynn and John Buckley, J.D. Buckley Construction Ltd. Cork County Council signing a contract.

Cork County Council has signed a contract with J.D. Buckley Construction Ltd. for the development of 16 social housing units at Sleaveen East, Macroom, Co. Cork. The new homes will consist of a mix of four 2-bedroom townhouses, ten 1-bedroom apartments and two 2-bedroom apartments. The total cost of the scheme is expected to be in the region of €3.3m ex VAT. 

This will be the second phase of the development by Cork County Council, the recently completed first phase has delivered an 8-unit apartment development on a derelict vacant site in the town centre.

Speaking at the contract signing, Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Frank O’Flynn commented, 

I am delighted to welcome the beginning of phase two of this transformative housing development in Macroom. By taking a once derelict site and bringing it back to life, this project will breathe new life into the town centre, as well as delivering much needed new homes in the heart of the community.

Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Valerie O’Sullivan added, 

Valerie O'Sullivan

Chief Executive

Cork County Council Headquarters, County Hall, Carrigrohane Road, Cork, Ireland. Eircode: T12 R2NC.

As well as new build Social Housing on greenfield sites, Cork County Council seeks opportunities to regenerate vacant and derelict sites in town centres by developing new accommodation. This project demonstrates that the regeneration of towns is one of the objectives of Housing for All -the government’s housing plan to 2030. Cork County Council has proven to be an organisation capable of producing high quality housing and, subject to funding, will continue to identify and develop sites such as this to re-energise towns and build new communities.

The project has been brought from detailed design to construction stage by a multidisciplinary team led by Cork County Council’s Housing Directorate Architect’s Section, Ray Keane Associates Civil and Structural Engineers, Karl Slyne Quantity Surveyors Ltd and DKP Building Services.