Tuesday, 14 December 2021
Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
337. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of plans for the regeneration of Pearse House and Pearse Grove in Dublin 2; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [61994/21]
Following on from reviews of the conditions of its older flat complexes and based on the need to modernise and bring the living conditions up to acceptable levels and as part of its climate action plans, Dublin City Council (DCC) has advised my Department that they are developing a long term strategy for the redevelopment and/or refurbishment of many of these complexes. This is a matter for DCC in the first instance.
With regards to Pearse House, due to the large size and scope of the complex, the regeneration of the complex will be carried out on a phased basis over a number of years.
In April 2021, my Department issued Stage 1 Approval for the first phase of the regeneration of Pearse House, Dublin 2. The approved regeneration proposal involves the full deep retrofit and amalgamation of existing flats in Blocks L, M, N and P also known as the “small flats”.
DCC has advised that its architects have prepared a design brief to commence the procurement of a design team who will develop and finalise a plan for the new housing scheme. DCC expect to have the external design team appointed and working on progressing development design by Q2 2022.
They have also advised that consultation with Pearse House residents, and elected members, will commence in the coming months.
My Department has not received any proposals for the regeneration of Pearse Grove.