Tuesday, 17 May 2022
Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
300. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of the application from Dublin City Council regarding the regeneration of St. Andrew’s Court and Pearse House. [24432/22]
My Department provides both capital and current funding to local authorities across a range of funding initiatives to assist them in providing homes for families and individuals on their social housing waiting lists. To provide transparency on the new social housing projects being advanced, each quarter my Department publishes a Social Housing Construction Status Report and updated Social Housing Delivery statistics for all years from 1999. The report for Quarter 4, 2021 is available at the following link:
These quarterly reports provide details of the social housing construction schemes completed and those in the pipeline for all local authorities including Dublin City Council (DCC).
DCC is currently progressing plans for the redevelopment of both Pearse House and St. Andrews Court.
In April 2021, my Department issued Stage 1 Approval for the redevelopment of 75 units under the first phase of the regeneration of Pearse House. Due to its large size and scope, the regeneration of this complex will be carried out on a phased basis over a number of years.
DCC has advised my Department that the tender assessment for procurement of the design team is on-going. Once the design team is appointed, they will work on design proposals which will be shared with the community as part of the ongoing community consultation.
In December 2020, my Department issued Stage 1 Approval for the construction of 37 units at St. Andrews Court using Design Build methodologies. This project will form part of Bundle 3 of the Lot 2 Volumetric programme. DCC have advised that an integrated design team have been procured and appointed to the project and have been working on design proposals and working on detailed costings for the project to prepare for the next stage of departmental approval. The next stage will be to prepare for consultation with the community and to engage with Area Councillors regarding pre-planning initiation.