Cavan County Council and Crosserlough Construction have signed contracts for the delivery of 20 new homes at St Brigid’s Terrace in Cavan Town.
The project will see eight derelict and vacant properties demolished to make way for 20 new energy efficient and modern homes.
The contract, which is valued at €5.8m, includes the development of two three-storey split level blocks comprising 20 units with six one-bed apartments over six two-bed duplex apartments and four two-bed duplex apartments over four one-bed apartments.
Director of Service for Housing, Eoin Doyle said the scale of the development is indicative of the council’s commitment to delivering on the Government’s ‘Housing for All’ plan.
He added that while it was "ambitious", the new development will provide innovative, efficient, high-quality social housing; tackle vacancy in the town core; and contribute significantly to the regeneration of Cavan's town centre.
“This ambitious development will provide innovative, efficient, high-quality social housing, tackles vacancy in the town core, and will contribute significantly to the regeneration of the town centre.
"This will be done in tandem with other major projects such as the Abbeylands development and will breath new life into the county town," said Mr Doyle. Meanwhile, construction is expected to commence in early July 2023, and the contract is 18 months in duration.