On Friday 10th of February, Mayor of Fingal, Cllr. Howard Mahony welcomed Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien to Lusk for the official sod turning of Kilhedge Lane, a new housing development being delivered by Tuath Housing in partnership with Fingal County Council.
Kilhedge Lane is a sheltered housing scheme that will provide 31 new single-story homes for older persons and is due for delivery in 2024. The development – which will be built on land owned by Fingal County Council – will consist of 18 two-bed homes and 13 one-beds with an additional communal facility area for residents. The new homes are being funded by the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage via the Capital Assistance Scheme. The architects for the project are Walsh Associates and the main contractor is M.L Quinn Construction.
Tuath delivered its first homes in partnership with Fingal County Council back in 2010 at Garristown, in Northwest Fingal, and has continued working with the local authority since to deliver over 635 homes throughout the County. Tuath has now delivered over 10,100 homes nationwide in every local authority area, housing some 26,000 people.
Minister for Housing, Local Government & Heritage Darragh O’Brien commented: “Turning the sod on Kilhedge Lane, a new older person’s development in Lusk, is a real highlight for me. It’s Government’s ambition to enable everyone, of all ages, to live longer healthier lives in their own homes and communities. I would like to commend Fingal County Council and Tuath on bringing this project to fruition and I look forward to seeing it progress.”
Mayor of Fingal, Cllr. Howard Mahony said: “Addressing the housing needs for all groups across the community is a key priority for us, so I welcome the development of these tailor-made homes for older people in the heart of Lusk.”
Chief Executive of Fingal County Council AnnMarie Farrelly: “Building homes in conjunction with the likes of Tuath is essential if we are to deliver a range of diverse, accessible and sustainable housing options for older people in Fingal.”Prof. Paddy Gray, Chair of Tuath’s Voluntary Board of Directors said: “The provision of age-appropriate housing is an important aspect of Tuath’s delivery programme, and we are delighted to be working in partnership with Fingal County Council on these 31 homes for older persons. I would also like to thank the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage for their support, with funding provided through the Capital Assistance Scheme.”