St Brigid’s Terrace development progressing

Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council, Cllr Philip Brady has hailed the swift progress being made at the €5.8 million St Brigid’s Terrace social housing development in Cavan Town.

The project, which is being undertaken by local firm Crosserlough Construction, and was designed by Butlersbridge based Michael Fitzpatrick Architects, has seen the demolition of eight derelict and vacant properties to make way for twenty new energy efficient and modern homes, bringing new life into the town core.

Visiting the site to survey progress, Cathaoirleach, Cllr Brady said “It’s wonderful to see this fantastic development take shape. It is an excellent use of the space, creating twenty new homes in the town centre, visually improving the streetscape, and providing a welcome boost to the local economy by using Cavan firms”.

Acting Director of Service Lynda McGavigan said, “I’d like to thank our Housing Construction team who, working with our experienced local contractors, have overseen rapid progress on this significant development, which forms part of Cavan County Council’s ongoing ambitious programme of social housing delivery under the Government’s ‘Housing for All’ plan”.

The contract, which is valued at €5,876,610 plus VAT, will see the demolition of two bungalows and six terraced houses, to be replaced with two three-storey split level blocks comprising twenty units. Block ‘A’ will contain six one-bed apartments over six two-bed duplex apartments, while Block ‘B’ will contain four two-bed duplex apartments over four one-bed apartments.

The project is due to be substantially complete by the year’s end.