Construction work has begun on 12 new homes in St Mary’s Park in Limerick city.
Contracts have been signed between Limerick City and County Council and Martin’s Construction for the building of the new residential units at various locations within the estate.
These new homes will be built on vacant sites cleared following the demolition of a number of properties. The homes will be able to accommodate families of varying sizes.
The scheme of replacement units has been designed by the award winning Paul Keogh Architects and will serve to knit the existing gapped streetscapes back together.
Work has already begun on the sites and the houses are expected to be completed by the end of 2018.
Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Stephen Keary said: “This new-build project is a major boost to the area. It is the first in recent times for St Mary's Park and is part of the commitment made under the Limerick Regeneration Framework Implementation Plan.”
Sean McGlynn, Regeneration Programme Manager with Limerick City and County Council said: “The signing of the contract for the building of these 12 homes marks a positive step toward the physical rejuvenation of the built environment of St Mary’s Park.”
“This phase of the massive programme will continue with a further seven units being built on other infill sites in the estate. When completed a total of 19 units will be available to families.”
Louise Loughnane from Martin’s Construction Limited added: “Martin’s Construction is delighted to be selected for the project following a competitive tender process. It is a great opportunity for a regionally-based company to work with Limerick City and County Council and in St Mary’s Park, where we will be building homes for families.”
The project is funded by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government under its Rebuilding Ireland programme.