Peter McVerry Trust, the national housing and homeless charity, has announced that it is to commence work on a major new housing project in the Moyross and Southill areas of Limerick City. The project, delivered in partnership with, and with the support of, Limerick City and County Council is funded by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage under Rebuilding Ireland.
A total of 38 brand new homes will be delivered as part of the project, of which 22 are two-bedroom homes and 16 are three-bedrooms. The new homes will be factory built and assembled on-site and form part of the wider major regeneration and development of Moyross and Southill by Limerick City and County Council.
Pat Doyle, CEO of Peter McVerry Trust said: “We are absolutely delighted to be delivering this hugely important project in Moyross and Southill in partnership with Limerick City and County Council. We have a long-established relationship with these communities even before we opened our first regional office in Limerick in 2016.”
“The 38 homes that we are building here, are very much in keeping with our specialisation as an organisation as most of the homes we deliver are linked to urban regeneration. This project could not have happened without the support of Limerick City and County Council, and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. The programme of works will commence in May 2021 and is scheduled for completion by December 2021.”
“As part of our ongoing supports and management of these new homes, all the new tenants will receive ongoing supports from our local Housing with Supports team based in our Limerick office. All the people housed in these new homes will be coming from the local authority housing list and become tenants of Peter McVerry Trust.”
Mayor Collins said: “This is a very positive project across our Regeneration areas and will not only bring with it much-needed homes but also training and job opportunities for people in Limerick. The timing of the project on-site gives a much-needed lift to our communities as we emerge from lockdown restrictions and move to accelerate our economic recovery.”
Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council, Dr. Pat Daly said: “I want to pay tribute to the efforts of the team in working with the Peter McVerry Trust and Department Officials to deliver this modular build housing project as part of our Regeneration programme in Limerick. The key innovation here comes from the fact that the delivery of housing is being directly linked with the creation of employment opportunities in Limerick – this is a real win-win for all concerned.”
Aoife Duke, Director of Housing Development at Limerick City and County Council said: “We are delighted to see this project progress on-site for a number of reasons: the homes will be high quality and energy efficient for the householder, the homes will fill out certain sites thereby knitting together existing housing in both areas. In addition to the new housing, the project is an off-site modular build, minimising disruption to the existing communities. The company delivering the homes are based in the Galvone Industrial Estate, Southill. Under the social clause attached to the contract, the company are providing employment opportunities for people who have also engaged in pre-employment training also being supported through the Regeneration programme.”