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McVerry Trust collaboration - Limerick Council is working in partnership with the Peter McVerry Trust, on the project which is funded by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage under Rebuilding Ireland. McVerry Trust collaboration - Limerick Council is working in partnership with the Peter McVerry Trust, on the project which is funded by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage under Rebuilding Ireland.

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Mayor welcomes Council – McVerry Trust collaboration on new houses in Moyross and Southill

 McVerry Trust collaboration – Limerick Council is working in partnership with the Peter McVerry Trust, on the project which is funded by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage under Rebuilding Ireland.

Mayor welcomes Council – McVerry Trust collaboration on new houses in Moyross and Southill

CEO Patt Doyle speaking to the news about this exciting project

CEO Patt Doyle speaking to the news about this exciting project

The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick has welcomed plans for new housing projects in Moyross and Southill.

Limerick City and County Council is working in partnership with national housing and homeless charity, the Peter McVerry Trust, on the project which 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.

These new ‘infill’ homes will be constructed on the general footprint of previously demolished houses. A central objective of the development is to knit existing gapped streetscapes back together.

Twenty-four of the homes will be in Delmege Park and Hartigan Villas in Moyross with the remaining 14 in Carew Park, Southill.

Details of the plans and locations of the homes have already been outlined to local representatives and residents in both areas. McVerry Trust collaboration

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.

The company delivering the homes is based in Galvone Industrial Estate in Southill and under the Social Clause attached to the contract the company is providing employment opportunities for people who have also engaged in pre-employment training which is being supported through the Regeneration programme.

The project is scheduled for completion by the end of the year.

Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Collins said: “This is a very positive project across two of 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. It shows what can be achieved when there is collaboration and partnership among the stakeholders.”

Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council, Dr. Pat Daly said: “I want to pay tribute to the efforts of the Regeneration team in working with the Peter McVerry Trust and Department officials to deliver this modular build housing project as part of our Regeneration programme. 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.”

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 develop and 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.”

Aoife Duke, Director of Housing Development at Limerick City and County Council and in charge of the Regeneration Project 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 off-site modular build causing minimum disruption to the existing communities. It is a company based in Galvone Industrial Estate in Southill which is delivering the homes”

“As part of the contract with the company, under the Social Clause they are providing employment opportunities for people who have also engaged in pre-employment training – another initiative supported through the Regeneration programme”.

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