Thursday, 15 July 2021
Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
233. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of the public housing project at Shanganagh Castle; the projected timelines for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39048/21]
Shanganagh Castle is the first large scale development consisting of 100% public housing on public land. It will deliver 597 new homes and a creche on a Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council (DLRCC) owned greenfield site in south County Dublin. The development will include 200 social housing, 306 cost rental and 91 affordable purchase homes. This is also the first large-scale cost rental project in Ireland. The affordable purchase and cost rental homes will be provided in accordance with Affordable Housing Bill 2021, which recently completed all stages in the Oireachtas.
The site occupies approximately 9 hectares adjacent to Shanganagh Castle, Shanganagh Park and Castle Farm and will be within 10 minutes’ walk of the proposed DART station at Woodbrook and Bus Connects route on the nearby Dublin Road (N11).
This project is being developed by the Land Development Agency (LDA) as agents of DLRCC. I am very pleased to advise that the Government recently approved this project to advance to tender stage. The LDA has confirmed that the tender issued to the market on 8 July 2021.
The tender process is expected to complete later this year with construction scheduled to commence early in 2022. The construction programme will likely deliver in three phases with the first homes completing early in 2023.