The Iveagh Trust and Gannon Homes are delighted to welcome An Taoiseach & the Minister for Housing today, to unveil a foundation stone in the presence of Ardmhéara Mícheál Mac Donncha, marking the construction of 84 new social homes in Clongriffin, Dublin today.
This scheme is one of the largest Part V developments to come on stream in some time and marks another significant step towards the Iveagh Trust’s target of delivering 650 additional units by 2020, having already delivered 70 new homes as part of a supported housing scheme for older people in Ballyfermot, earlier this year.
Construction is now well underway on site to provide a range of large 1, 2 & 3 bed apartments along with larger 3 bed duplex type units. The development is expected to be completed by Q1 2019 and all of the new homes will be made available to individuals and families on Dublin City Council’s housing waiting list.
Gannon Homes have partnered with The Iveagh Trust to deliver these 84 social housing units within the overall development of Clongriffin Town. Delivery of the project has been achieved through agreement with Dublin City Council and is funded by the National Asset Management Agency.
The Gannon Homes development at Clongriffin Town is a new urban centre on the northern fringe of Dublin city. Clongriffin Town is best known for its new state of the art train station, Ireland’s first wind powered and self-sustaining public park comprising 26 landscaped hectares including ornamental lakes and an outdoor amphitheatre and its burgeoning residential community. When completed, Gannon Homes development at Clongriffin Town will be home to over 10,000 people and include commercial, retail, student and hotel accommodation.
Commenting ahead of the launch, Mr. Gene Clayton, CEO of the Iveagh Trust said:
“Trustees are determined that the Iveagh Trust plays its part in meeting the huge need that exists for social & affordable homes. The Trust currently owns and manages 130 units in the immediate vicinity at Clongriffin, this latest development will increase the size of our community there to over 200 homes, and bring the total number of homes we provide across Dublin beyond 1500.”
“However, simply delivering additional units is not enough. Building sustainable communities is at the core of the Iveagh Trust’s ethos and ensuring our new communities have the facilities in place to establish and flourish is every bit as important as bricks and mortar. That is what we have been doing, and doing well, for over 125 years.”
An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD said:
“The Government is absolutely committed to increasing the number of social and affordable houses being delivered, as well as increasing the number of houses available in the private market. The Part V process, which deals with the delivery of affordable and social housing, is a very important element of our approach to tackling our housing needs. The delivery of these 84 new social homes in Clongriffin underlines the crucial role that Approved Housing Bodies like the Iveagh Trust have to play in meeting our targets under Rebuilding Ireland. By encouraging developments such as this one with a mix of social, affordable and privately bought houses, we can help create integrated, sustainable communities.”
Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government, Eoghan Murphy TD said:
“The housing crisis is one of the key challenges facing the state and, in responding to that challenge, it is encouraging to witness part of the significant investment programme being provided under Rebuilding Ireland coming to fruition here in Clongriffin. These 84 new social homes are an example of the successful joint working between Dublin County Council and the historic Iveagh Trust who have been providing houses to those that need them in Ireland since 1890.”