On Tuesday 30th October County Mayor Patrick Gerard Murphy turned the sod on a new residential development by Respond which includes 46 homes for mixed tenure and older people and 1 communal building at Duntahane, Fermoy, Co Cork.
This project is in partnership with Cork County Council and the Housing Agency and funded by the Housing Finance Agency.
This marks the continued work by Respond in Cork where Respond currently owns and manages 432 social housing homes. The Respond development programme for Cork city and county for 2018 to 2020 currently stands at 286 homes.
Respond is an organisation offering real solutions by building new homes and actively helping the homeless with 322 new construction starts this year so far, 4 family hubs and a commitment of 2,500 homes over the next 5 years.
Representing Government at this event, Minister of State David Stanton T.D. said,
“I am delighted to be here today on behalf of my colleague Minister Eoghan Murphy T.D. I’m very aware of the high standards that Respond achieved in their housing developments around the country. I’m sure the residents and families who will get to live in this state of the art development will be very pleased with their new homes in Fermoy. The Government is working towards many more such housing projects across the country.”
County Mayor Patrick Gerard Murphy stated,
“It is great to be here today to turn the sod on this project to provide homes for families and older persons being delivered by Respond. I’d like to acknowledge the partnership between Cork County Council the Housing Agency, the Housing Finance Agency and Respond coming together to supply the housing local people want, need and deserve”
Respond CEO Declan Dunne said,
“Respond has a long and proud history in Cork and is committed to the provision of housing in Cork city and county and as a national organisation Respond is committed and active in housing building throughout the country not just in Dublin”.
At a construction project value of €9.1million this development located south west of Fermoy town centre consists of 23 x 3 bed houses; 20 x 2 bed houses; and 3 x 4 bed houses. Funded by the Department of housing and Housing Finance Agency, the contractor for this development is K&J Townmore Construction Ltd. Construction works have commenced on site and this project is due for completion in 15 months.