Work to begin on dozens of 'rapid build' homes in Limerick

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Work to begin on dozens of 'rapid build' homes in Limerick

Limerick City and County Council is currently seeking contractors for a 43-home development to include both houses and apartments in Rathbane

WORK on almost 45 rapid build homes in Limerick city is expected to begin later this year.

Limerick City and County Council (LCCC) iscurrently seeking contractors for a 43-home development to include both houses and apartments, off Sycamore Avenue in Rathbane. 

The project will also be delivered through the ‘rapid build’ framework, which aims to significantly reduce construction time. 

“The development proposes a new terraced type development interlinking new public open spaces and simultaneously overlooks the adjoining Old Christians GAA grounds and the adjacent railway line,” a LCCC spokesperson said. 

“It is planned that a design build contractor will be appointed through the course of 2019 and work to begin shortly after that,” the spokesperson added. 

The latest project follows the announcement of two separate housing developments in Patrickswell, which will see 40 homes built through a similar scheme. 

The development, which will open up land to the rear of the existing Rathbane Estate, will also look at  incorporating vacant sites from previously demolished social housing units. 

A contractor and design team for the development is currently being sought, with work on the development to begin shortly after the appointment is made.  

The intended cost of the development will not be made publicly available at this stage of its development for commercial reasons.

Further information of projected costs of the development should be made available at the second stage of the tender process. 

Through the rapid build scheme, 16 homes are expected to be delivered at Lisheen Park in Patrickswell, as well as a further 24 units at Barnakyle in Patrickswell. 

These developments are expected to cost in the region of €8.5 million. 

The Barnakyle development is set to comprise of two-bedroom units​, three three-bedroom developments, and five four-bedroom units. New roads will also be constructed as part of the project, running north to south and east to west.