City Hall to build almost 100 new homes in Model Farm Road and Bessboro

City Hall to build almost 100 new homes in Model Farm Road and Bessboro
Artist sketch of the proposed development at Clover Hill.

CLOSE to 100 new homes are expected to be created by the end of next year as part of two new social housing projects. 

The proposed development projects are located at Westside, Model Farm Road near the Texaco garage and Clover Hill Court, Bessboro Road.

The Bessboro Road development is not connected to the former Mother and Baby home. 

Three apartment blocks could be developed at Clover Hill as part of a new social housing project.
Three apartment blocks could be developed at Clover Hill as part of a new social housing project.

The City Council intends to construct apartment blocks at the two sites, which are envisaged to be completed in 26 weeks. 

Four apartment blocks could be developed at Westside as part of a new social housing project.
Four apartment blocks could be developed at Westside as part of a new social housing project.

The Westside development will comprise of 32 homes in total across four apartment blocks; one three bed unit, 23 two beds and eight one beds. 

Artist sketch of the proposed development at Westside.
Artist sketch of the proposed development at Westside.

The three apartment blocks proposed for Clover Hill apartment blocks will facilitate nine three bed units, 30 two beds and 12 one beds. 

Both sites require some demolition work to take place before building commences.

The new projects come after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy officially launched a new development on Cork’s Northside which will see 153 new affordable and social homes constructed. 

Speaking at the sod-turning event which took place earlier this month Mr Varadkar said:

"It’s a really good example here in Cork of how housing is really taking off after years of undersupply. 

"If you just take Cork city, for example, in 2014 only one new home was built. 

"There are now a thousand on-site across the Cork city area and that’s being replicated across the country."

Cork City Council is currently tendering a full architect led design team for the Westside and Clover Hill projects, with a deadline of January next year.   

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