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Work On New Modular Homes Starts In Ballymun

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12:16 15 Sep 2015


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Construction has started on the new modular homes at Poppintree in Ballymun.

They're being built to help ease the homeless crisis here in the city. 

Work on the 22 pre-fabs started yesterday and they are due to be completed by December 21st.

It's estimated that the cost for the provision of these homes will be 4.2 million euro.

Four other sites have been identified by Dublin City Council for the location of 500 modular houses. 

The prefabs will be located at Mourne Road in Crumlin, Belcamp Avenue in Coolock, St Helena's drive in Finglas and Cherry Orchard in Ballyfermot.

Last month 98FM got an exclusive sneak peek inside the modular homes. Take a look here.

Six different style of house have been built on a site behind North Strand Fire Station on the East Wall Road.

Each company was given a specific brief by the Dublin Regional Housing Executive; they have to be suitable for family living. 

Each house has two bedrooms, a bathroom, living area and kitchen. They also have room for storage and meet requirements for energy efficiency.

They were also asked to make sure the units were "stackable", meaning they could be built one on top of the other if space is at a premium.

Head of the Dublin Region Homeless Executive Cathal Morgan says he hopes the houses start a conversation around whether or not they could provide a temporary solution to the crisis.

He added that they're "much more quality, much more cost effective. Allows family the dignity of space and to maintain a family life as opposed to being stuck in a hotel room".

Most of the units were constructed off site and brought in on the back of trucks and trailers with the pieces being slotted into place on site.

Officials have been told that it takes around 6 to 8 weeks from when a company receives an order for a number of units to when they can welcome families into them. 

 

 

 

 


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