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Construction to commence on Tulla social housing scheme by mid 2020

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*Pictured at Áras Contae an Chlair following the appointment of consultants for the design of a new social housing scheme in Tulla, (FRONT L-R) Anne Haugh, Director of Social Development, Clare County Council; Pat Dowling, Chief Executive, Clare County Council, Cllr. Clare Colleran Molloy, Deputy Mayor of Clare; and Andrea Becker, Senior Architect, Thompson Architects (BACK L-R) Adrian Headd, Senior Executive Engineer, Clare County Council; Cllr. Gerry Flynn, Chair of Clare County Council’s Social Development Strategic Policy Committee; Max Krauss, Director, Hassett Leyden Flynn; Conor Cooney, QS, Tom McNamara & Partners; Matt Fox, Director, Moloney Fox Consulting Engineers; and Caimín Dillon, Executive Engineer, Clare County Council.

Consultants have been appointed by Clare County Council for the design of a 22 unit social housing scheme at Doonaunt Rd, Tulla.

Funded by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, the development is scheduled for completion in 2021 with construction due to commence in mid 2020. The social housing scheme will comprise of eight two bed-2 storey apartments, one four bed-2 storey unit, one four bed-1 storey unit (specially adapted), ten 4 bed-2 storey units and two 3 bed-1 storey unit (specially adapted).

Managed by the Social Development Directorate of Clare County Council, the project design team consists of Thompson Architects (Architects), Hassett Leyden Flynn (Civil & Structural Engineers), Moloney Fox Consulting Engineers (Mechanical & Electrical Engineers) and Tom McNamara & Partners (Quantity Surveyors).

“This is very good news for applicants on the Council’s waiting list for social housing. I look forward to this scheme progressing to construction stage next year, Deputy Mayor of Clare, Cllr Clare Colleran Molloy stated.

Chair of the Social Development SPC, Cllr Gerry Flynn felt, “This development represents a very positive start to the new Council term and it is great to see the Local Authority’s housing construction programme progressing at pace.”

Newmarket-on-Fergus native, Páraic McMahon is a freelance journalist and broadcaster currently working for numerous national and local publications including The Clare Echo, The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent, The Irish Times, RTÉ, TheJournal.ie, The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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