€8.2m social housing project will 'go a long way to addressing housing need' in Blarney and Kanturk

€8.2m social housing project will 'go a long way to addressing housing need' in Blarney and Kanturk
L To R - Michael O Mahony, Director, Cumnor Construction , The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Christopher O'Sullivan, Clodagh Henehan, Divisional Manager, Western Division, Cork County Councilno re-pro fee Picture: Kevin Nolan

CORK County Council has signed a contract to deliver 30 new homes in an €8.2m social housing project.

The council signed the contract with Cumnor Construction Ltd for the development of 18 homes in Blarney and a further 12 in Kanturk.

The units will range from one-bedroom houses to 4-bed units.

Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey, said, “The provision of these quality, energy efficient homes will go a long way towards addressing housing needs in areas of high demand like Blarney and Kanturk. 

"Cork County Council’s continuing commitment to meeting housing needs through the Social Housing Capital Programme will see in excess of 3,000 social housing units being provided in the period 2018 - 2021 across County Cork with 727 units provided in 2019.” 

Mayor of the County of Cork Christopher O'Sullivan added: “In terms of sustainability these housing units demonstrate best practice design and will achieve an A-rating on completion. 

"The homes will be highly energy efficient using modern air to water-based heating systems - providing the dual benefits of reducing the carbon footprint of the home and mitigating the potential impact of fuel poverty for future tenants."

The project has been brought from detailed design to construction stage under the guidance of Cork County Council’s housing unit.

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