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Construction to begin on latest Limerick Regeneration housing development

Construction will cost in the region of €3 million, funded by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.

Eight new homes are to be built at the junction of Sheep Street and Athlunkard Street

By Alison Barry

Plans for the Sheep Street/ Athlunkard Street development.

Construction is due to begin this week on the latest Limerick Regeneration housing development.

Eight new homes are to be built on a plot of land at the junction of Sheep Street and Athlunkard Street in Limerick City.

The development will consist of five three-bedroomed, two-storey duplex houses and a further three two-bedroomed duplex apartments. Each new home will have individual access from the street.

Martins Construction Ltd, based in Clare, were successful in the competitive tender for construction, which will cost in the region of €3 million funded by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.

Welcoming the announcement, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Francis Foley said, “This development of eight new homes will be very beneficial for the area as it will see a derelict site being re-developed for housing and the creation of a new community. This is the latest development being undertaken by Limerick Regeneration as it continues to delivers on the overall programme.”

Brendan Troy, Senior Executive Officer with Limerick Regeneration added, “We are delighted to be working on the delivery of BER A-rated energy efficient new homes for the people of St Mary’s Park. The process of design and approval has been lengthy, but now that we have commenced development, we are committed to getting the homes delivered to a high standard as quickly as possible.”

A total of 118 new homes are currently under construction across three sites in Moyross and Southill.

Construction is to resume shortly on 14 homes already partially constructed by the Peter McVerry Trust while the Trust is working to procure a new contractor to construct a further 24 in Moyross and Southill.

While Limerick City and County Council is currently at the early tendering stage for the 27 home Orchard Site at King’s Island.

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