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Newmarket-on-Fergus social housing scheme due for 2021 completion

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Consultants have been appointed by Clare County Council for the design of an eighteen unit social housing scheme in Newmarket-on-Fergus.

Located at Boheraron, just 300m away from The Square in Newmarket-on-Fergus, the development is funded by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. 2021 has been scheduled as the date for completion with construction due to commence mid 2020.

€3.8m has been allocated for the scheme which will consist of ten 2 bed apartments, two 3 bed apartments, four 1 bed apartments and two 2 bed apartments (specially adapted).

Pictured at Áras Contae an Chláir following the appointment of consultants for the design of a new social housing scheme in Tulla, (FRONT L-R) Max Krauss, Director, Hassett Leyden Flynn, Architects; Cllr. Cathal Crowe, Mayor of Clare; Carmel Kirby, Director of Physical Development and Deputy Chief Executive, Clare County Council; Cllr. Gerry Flynn, Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council’s Social Development Strategic Policy Committee and Cathaoirleach of Shannon MD; (BACK L-R) Andrew McDermott, Director, O‘Connor, Sutton, Cronin & Associates Civil/Structural Engineers; Tim King, Director, BKMQS Limited, Quantity Surveyors; Morgan O’Shea, Executive Architect, Housing, Clare County Council; Matt Fox, Director, Moloney Fox Mechanical/Electrical Engineers; Ewelina Kaleta, Architect, Hassett Leyden Flynn, Architects and Jude Walshe, Technician, Clare County Council.

The project design team, managed by the Social Development Directorate of Clare County Council, comprises Hassett Leyden Flynn, (Architects), O ‘Connor Sutton Cronin & Associates (Civil & Structural Engineers), Moloney Fox Consulting Engineers (Mechanical & Electrical Engineers) and BKMQS Limited (Quantity Surveyors).

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, TheJournal.ie and 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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