At the official opening of the housing units at Greensbridge today, Monday.
Minister John Paul Phelan, visiting Kilkenny City today, Monday, October 15, officially opened Kilkenny County Council’s newest social housing units at Greensbridge, near the centre of the city.
These housing units are one bedroom homes to be used as short term accommodation for people with urgent housing need, as a valuable alternative to the use of hotel room accommodation.
The five new houses at Greensbridge, designed by Brian Dunlop Architects and built by Ashgrove Construction, are part of Kilkenny County Council’s ongoing housing delivery programme which will deliver more than 185 new homes this year.
The housing delivery programme currently underway will provide more than 600 new homes in Kilkenny before the end of 2021.
Mary Mulholland, Director of Services with Kilkenny County Council, speaking at the official opening said: “We have to tackle the housing supply situation and we have to tackle it in the right way to deliver the right housing solutions in the right places for the people who need them. That means careful planning, working with communities to ensure sustainability, design that will last the test of time and meet the needs of occupants.”
Kilkenny County Council’s housing delivery programme, delivered in partnership with Approved Housing Bodies, has built or acquired 205 new housing units over the past two years.
Kilkenny County Council has more than 450 housing units under construction and at planning and procurement in preparation for the construction stage.