Housing development at Enniskerry Road makes rapid progress
Waterman Moylan is delighted to see the major Dublin housing development at Stepaside’s Enniskerry Road making rapid progress, following the site’s reopening.
When it was closed at the end of March due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, structural work on the development’s 155 new social and affordable homes was well on the way to completion under the guidance of main contractor, Duggan Brothers, since the sod-turning ceremony with Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy, last September. With the site now open once more as restrictions in Ireland are eased, strict measures have been put in place to protect workers, subcontractors, suppliers and visitors, while allowing work to continue. Despite the delay, it is anticipated that the project will be delivered in line with its original completion date in 2021.
Comprising three five-storey apartment blocks with single-level basements, two blocks of terraced housing and a community amenity facility, the Enniskerry Road development will provide a welcome boost to Dublin’s social housing stock. The new homes will be offered at below-market rents, with 50 units rented to low and middle-income workers, at prices up to 30 per cent below market rents for the area, under a pilot cost-rental scheme.
The ABK Architects-designed scheme, funded by the Housing Finance Agency, will be operated by Tuath and Respond Housing Agency upon completion.
Waterman Moylan is providing multi-disciplinary engineering design services as part of the design team led by ABK Architects. Our engineers are providing extensive support to the construction team and are providing a full construction monitoring service in accordance with the requirements of the Building Control (Amendment ) Regulations.
Waterman Moylan’s Senior Engineer for the project, Fiona Kennedy, said; “We are pleased to see work re-commencing at this important development which will provide much-needed social and affordable housing for Dublin. We look forward to providing continued support throughout the construction phase.”