The first phase of a €65 million euro regeneration of a Dublin city flat complex, has been approved by the Department of Housing.
The 113 council apartments at St Mary's Place and Dorset Street will be demolished over three stages, with 158 apartments and houses replacing the existing units.
Phase 1-Demolition of the existing St. Mary’s Place block and the construction of 8 apartments and 11 houses.
Phase 2-Demolition of the 2nd and 3rd blocks of St. Mary’s Place and Dorset Street and the construction of 96 apartments.
Phase 3-Demolition of the final existing block and creche building and the construction of the remainder of the apartment units (43).
Dublin city council is to provide a replacement creche.
Affordable and cost rental
The local authority says it will also explore the potential provision of the third phase as affordable or cost rental apartments.
The existing complex was originally constructed in the early 1960’s.
The city council says the current structures have poor energy efficiency with sub-standard kitchens and bathrooms.
Of the 113 apartments, 47 have already been vacated.