Building of social housing in Galway City set to resume

A computer-generated image of the Árd Cré social housing development on the Ballymoneen Road in Knocknacarra.

Galway City Tribune – The biggest social housing project to be undertaken in the West of Ireland since the financial crash is due to start next year with the construction of 78 residential units in the greater Knocknacarra area.

Phase 2 of the Árd Cré Social Housing Scheme is currently at the tender pre-qualification stage but is expected to go to the final tender stage in September.

The 78 dwelling units will be located off the Ballymoneen Road, made up of two and three storey buildings with semi-detached, terraced, duplex and ‘apartment type’ units.

A spokesperson for Galway City Council told the Galway City Tribune that the development was a significant one both in terms of its size and quality.

“This is a major development in terms of the provision of local authority housing after a period when the provision of such units had almost completely dried up.

“The majority of the residential units will be two and three bedrooms, although there will also be a small number of one bed and four bed units also provided,” said the Council spokesperson.
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