Pictured at the site of a new housing development in Butlersbridge are (front, left to right) Niall McGaughran, Crosserlough Construction; Shane Cusack, Michael Fitzpatrick Architects; back, Paul Smith, Crosserlough Construction; Tony Naughton, clerk of works, Cavan County Council; Tommy Reilly, engineer, Cavan County Council Housing Construction; Michael Fitzpatrick, Michael Fitzpatrick Architects and Barry McMenamin, Crosserlough Construction. PHOTO: ADRIAN DONOHOE

Work underway on Butlersbridge housing development

Work is underway on a new €1.2 million social housing development at Main Street, Butlersbridge.

The project, which consists of two semi-detached houses, one detached house, a two-storey apartment duplex consisting of two apartments, and the renovation of an existing single-storey dwelling, is being undertaken by Crosserlough Construction, under the supervision of the Cavan County Council Housing Construction team, and in conjunction with Michael Fitzpatrick Architects.

An existing two-storey dwelling house extension will be demolished to accommodate the new development and a new entrance, service road, car parking, boundary works, fuel stores, and service connections will be added.

Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council Councillor Sarah O’Reilly said: “I am pleased to see work is underway on this important housing development. I wish to compliment our housing construction team, who have ensured that this and other vital housing projects were ready to go as soon as construction work resumed. These high-quality residences will make wonderful homes and represent another important step in Cavan County Council’s ongoing work to provide housing for those who need it most.”

Chief Executive of Cavan County Council, Tommy Ryan, added: “I would like to acknowledge the support of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage which has supported Cavan County Council in delivering on its ambitious social housing construction programme, in line with the Government’s Rebuilding Ireland Strategy. I’d like to also thank our own Housing Construction team and the contractors for their efforts, and our elected members for their continued support.”

Eoin Doyle, Director of Service for Housing, Libraries & Cultural Services, Human Resources & Corporate Services at Cavan County Council also welcomed the news that work has begun on site. “This development of high-quality infill housing represents a sustainable use of land in the centre of Butlersbridge village and will breathe new life into the Main Street,” said Mr Doyle.

The recommended budget of €1,186,243 was approved and granted by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. Construction is expected to be completed by end 2021.