Tur Liath, the newest social housing scheme in Oliver Plunkett Hill in Fermoy, has been shortlisted in the Irish Council for Social Housing Community Awards 2017 in the category ‘Housing for Families’.

Cork County Council, who brought the project to fruition after funding from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government in 2014. According to the Council, this scheme ‘is the first in a number of Council built construction projects which will be delivered over the coming years’.

Construction on the project started in January 2016 and Tur Liath officially opened in May.

More than €2 million was allocated to the Council for the project in 2014. Outside of the €1.6m for the actual construction of the housing project, a spokesperson for the Council told The Avondhu that other costs included design fees, onsite supervision to ensure compliance with BCAR (Building Control Amendment Regulations), utility connection fees, legal fees and land costs.

“The project came in substantially on budget, and the exact cost will become apparent once final accounts are prepared,” they said.

“Tur Liath is the first of many innovative housing schemes that Cork County Council is making available to the people of Cork County…”

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