29 new social houses to be built in Kerry

Pictured at the contract signing for Miltown in Kerry County buildings were, front from left, Martin O’ Donoghue, Director of Services, Housing, Kerry County Council; Danny Evans, Evans & Kelliher Construction Ltd. Mayor of Kerry Cllr Norma Foley, Council CEO Moira Murrell, Chief and Cllr Michael O’Shea with, at back, Don Toomey, Malachy Walsh & Partners, Adam Stack and Lee Moriarty, Kerry County Council, Caroilín Liston, Senior Executive Architect, and Tom Sheehy, Senior Engineer, Kerry County Council, Michael Williams and Cormac Kane, Kane Williams Architects and Nigel Crowe, Kane Crowe Kavanagh Quantity Surveyors.
Picture: Pauline Dennigan

CONTRACTS have been signed for the construction of 29 new social housing units in the county.

The new homes are being developed by Kerry County Council in Miltown, Killorglin and Listowel under the Rebuilding Ireland programme.

Mayor of Kerry, Cllr Norma Foley and the Chief Executive of Kerry County Council, Moira Murrell have signed contracts with the developers for each of the three schemes which will be completed by the end of the year.

A €1.2 million contract awarded to Evans and Kelliher Construction Ltd will see the development of eight new homes at Cúirt Eaglaise in Milltown, comprising four two-bed and four three-bed units. The design team includes Kane Williams Architects, Malachy Walsh and Partners and John Kelleher and Associates.

A total of 14 new homes will be completed by next December at Ardmoneel, Killorglin as part of a €2.3 million contract with Parkway Contracts Ltd. The design team for the project includes Vincent Fahy Architects, Tobin Consulting Engineers and Don O’Malley and Partners Ltd.

Meanwhile, seven two-bed, two storey houses are being constructed at Courthouse Lawn, Listowel by Ned O’Shea and Sons Construction Ltd to the value of €1 million. The design team includes Kane Williams Architects, Consulting Engineers Malachy Walsh and Partners and John Kelleher and Associates

Cllr Foley welcomed the commencement of construction of the new houses which will provide modern and comfortable facilities for many individuals and families in Kerry.

‘It is wonderful to see these developments being advanced under the Rebuilding Ireland programme with the support of Kerry County Council. I would like to commend the staff of our Capital Infrastructure Unit for their tremendous work in advancing these,” she said.

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