Cork County Council signed a contract with HG Construction Ire Ltd for the construction of 9 residential units in a mix of 2 and 3 bedroom two storey houses on a derelict brownfield site at Cúirt na Silíní, Cherryvale, Cloyne, Co. Cork. The Scheme will cost €2.4m and forms part of the Council’s Social Housing Capital Programme through which 517 additional units of social housing will be made available in 2018 and over 3,000 dwellings by 2021.
A Multidisciplinary Design Team including DJF Engineeering Services Ltd. and Coughlan DeKeyser Architects has brought this project through detailed design to construction stage. The housing scheme remediates a derelict site and has been conceived as a self contained court, accessed through the Cherryvale estate, with its own green space and pedestrian linkage with the existing estate to facilitate a sense of community.
The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Declan Hurley, has warmly welcomed this contract,
“The signing of this will continue Cork County Council’s ambitious construction programme and provide much needed social housing in areas of high demand”
The Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Mr. Tim Lucey also welcomed the progress being made,
“Local authorities such as Cork County are central to achieving the targets set out in Rebuilding Ireland and are doing our all within our power to ensure that all suitable potential sources of housing supply are activated as quickly as possible”