Cliona Park presented with regeneration award

Limerick City Council pictured receiving the award from Minister Jan O'Sullivan at the Irish Council for Social Housing conference in Whites Hotel, Wexford. Pic: Jim Campbell
THE Moyross housing scheme, Cliona Park has scooped a national award for design, management, community development & sustainability.

THE Moyross housing scheme, Cliona Park has scooped a national award for design, management, community development & sustainability.

The 34-apartment housing project was the first to be completed under the Limerick Regeneration programme and has already caught national attention after it won an Irish Council for Social Housing Award.

Limerick City and County Council won the award, which recognises excellence in design, management, community development & sustainability, for the Regeneration category.

The judging panel commended the Cliona Park project for “exemplary architectural, social and sustainable design for the provision of social housing” and said it was a “great flagship project” to kick-start a a strategic urban renewal area plan.

“One of our absolute priorities on the physical side of regeneration is that any project we embark on is designed and built to the highest possible standard. We are building homes as distinct from houses or apartments and the standard of design, workmanship and sustainability must reflect that.

“Winning this award with our very first project shows that we are most definitely achieving that goal already. We have happy residents there and we are fully intent on maintaining this very high standard throughout all projects that will be built under the programme,” said Brian Geaney, senior executive officer of the Regeneration office.

The ICSH Community Housing Awards, which are sponsored by Allianz Insurance, encourages, recognises and rewards excellence in the delivery of social housing.

Limerick city manager Conn Murray said the council’s commitment to the Regeneration Project has “ensured quality development”.

The Community Housing Awards were established by the ICSH to recognise excellence in good design and housing management.

The overall winner of this year’s awards was Cluid Housing Association, which is based in Longford.