Oaklee Housing received the green light for their new €9.5 million construction project in Kearney’s Field, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Working in partnership with Offaly County Council, Oaklee Housing proposed the development of a site, which will include 41 new housing units; providing much needed homes in the area.
The development, on the Clara Road in Tullamore will accommodate up to 170 people in a mix of one to four bedroom general needs homes, including two wheelchair accessible houses.
Construction is due to commence in November 2019 and expected to last approximately 18 months. Construction of 41 housing units (2 x 4 bed units (two-storey); 22 x 3 bed units (two-storey); 5 x 2 bed units (two-storey); 8 x 2 bed units (single storey); 4 x 1 bed units (single storey)) and all associated site works.
The site, previously owned by Offaly County Council is one of two sites which Oaklee Housing will be purchasing from the Council, further committing to building quality social homes in an area of real need.
Sharon Cosgrove, Chief Executive Officer of Oaklee Housing said:
“There is real housing need right across Offaly and we have seen particular demand in the Tullamore and surrounding areas. This project, which we anticipate completing within 18 months of starting the build, will go a long way to getting people on the social housing waiting list or in temporary accommodation into secure permanent housing. Oaklee Housing is committed to investing in the area to offer secure sustainable options for those in need of homes.”
To finance the development, the project is funded through the Housing Finance Agency, the Capital Advance Leasing Facility (CALF) and with the support of Offaly County Council.
Established in 2000, Oaklee Housing has rapidly grown their presence across Ireland, delivering high quality modern homes for older people, families, mature single people and people with complex needs.
Oaklee has engaged MCOH Architects,Mitchell & Associates Landscape Architects, Downes Associates Engineers, and Semple McKilop to deliver the ambitious project.