16 October 2019
By Mary Bermingham
Cork County Council has – this week – signed contracts with MMD Construction Cork Ltd for the development of 57 homes at Beechgrove, Clonakilty.
The units will consist of a mix of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses with the total scheme expected to cost €12.5million.
This in-house project has been brought from detailed design to construction stage by a multidisciplinary team led by Cork County Council and is expected to be completed by early 2021.
Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Christopher O Sullivan also welcomed the news, saying “The provision of these, quality, energy efficient homes will go a long way towards addressing housing needs in an area of high demand like Clonakilty. In terms of sustainability, these houses demonstrate best practice in design and will achieve an A-rating on completion. The homes will be highly energy efficient using modern air to water based heating systems which will provide the dual benefits of reducing the carbon footprint of the home as well as taking into account the potential impact of fuel poverty for future tenants.”
Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey, commenting on the development said, “Cork County Council’s continuing commitment to meeting housing needs through the Social Housing Capital Programme will see 727 homes made available this year and over 3,000 social houses provided in the period 2018- 2021 throughout Cork County.”