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Rapid Build Homes Would Have Cost €600,000 Each

Brendan O'Loughlin
Brendan O'Loughlin

03:30 6 Feb 2019


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A plan to build five rapid build homes in Dublin city centre for homeless families is set to be abandoned.

It's after the Dublin City Council was told they would each cost €600,000.

Construction was due to start this month in Temple Bar, however it is understood the project has been scrapped.

Dublin City Council didn't feel the €3m quote represented value for money.

Architect Mel Reynolds says a number of factors would have pushed the price up.

"How many people tendered for it" would have been one, he said.

He explained that "If you have a small site, and you're tendering to a limited number of large contractors - it probably doesn't suit them".

In other parts of the city, rapid built homes have been built for a cost as low as €180,000.

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