The Peter McVerry Trust has announced construction is set to begin on two new housing projects at at Moyross and Southill in Limerick City. It is the Peter McVerry Trust’s largest housing project to date.
The projects are being delivered in partnership with Limerick City and County Council. The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage are funding the projects under the Rebuilding Ireland programme.
The projects will see 38 new homes delivered as part of the project. 22 are two-bedroom homes and 16 are three-bedroom houses. 24 will be in Moyross and 14 in Southill. These new units will be factory built and assembled on-site.
It is due to be completed in December 2021.
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. 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 of the city and county of Limerick, Cllr Michael 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 added: “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 has welcomed the progression of the plans. “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."