Construction of 1,034 new homes started this week in Kilcarbery
By Aimee Walsh
CONSTRUCTION of 1,034 homes started in Kilcarbery, Clondalkin on Monday when construction sites were permitted to reopen under current Government guidelines.
Maplewood Residential and Grandbrind Limited have been planning this public-private housing project, the first of its kind in Ireland, for over three years.
Building of 1,034 new homes started at Kilcarbery last Monday
Speaking ahead of the construction, last week Alex Brett, Director at Maplewood Residential said: “Maplewood and Grandbrind successfully tendered for this project back in 2018 and have been working on the planning and design of Kilcarbery Grange in Dublin 22 for the past three years.
“The closing of construction has created huge difficulties for the housing supply in Ireland, so we look forward to turning the sod on this new project [as soon as it is safe to do so].”
Located opposite Corkagh Park, Kilcarbery Grange will be developed with a new village centre with community retail and creche facilities and is designed by BKD architects.
The development includes a mix of three and four-bedroom houses and one, two and three-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom duplexes.
The construction of Kilcarbery Grange will be the first development to emerge from the major urban housing initiative of the Government’s Rebuilding Ireland plan, and is a joint partnership between the state and the house builders to activate publicly owned land and develop urban neighbourhoods.
The development will be built on a 72-acre publicly owned site, with 30% of the homes used for public housing. Phase 1 of the development, which will comprise 301 unites, is due for completion in September 2022.
Mr Brett continued: “Maplewood and Grandbrind Limited have been building houses in Dublin for over 35 years.
“The firms are currently active on several other developments around Dublin, Meath, Wicklow and Kildare, which will also be reopening. Maplewood has just successfully completed Phase Two of Dodder Brook in Dublin 24 which consisted of 134 houses and where there is currently full planning for a further 85 houses in Phase 3.”
Mr Brett also added that Kilcarbery Grange will make a “huge contribution” to housing in Dublin, by building a large sustainable and connected community in the Clondalkin area.
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