Works Commence on Refurbishment of Comlcille Terrace, Co. Longford


20th June, 2023

Partnership Project between Tuath Housing and Longford County Council

Picture: Shelley Corcoran

Tuath Housing, in partnership with Longford County Council, is delighted to announce the commencement of works at Colmcille Terrace, Granard. The project, which will involve the complete refurbishment and extension of 19 houses, and energy upgrades to two homes, at a total cost of €4.9 million, is funded under the Capital Assistance Scheme through the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.

Picture: Shelley Corcoran

The contractors appointed are Sammon Developments Ltd while the design phase has been carried out by Vincent Hannon Architects. A ceremonial signing of contracts took place on Friday, with residents of Colmcille Terrace attending for an information session on the logistics of the programme of works. The event was attended by elected members of Longford County Council as well as representatives of Tuath Housing Association, the Department of Housing, Local Government and
Heritage, contractors Sammon Developments Ltd, Vincent Hannon Architects and the Housing Department of Longford County Council.

Picture: Shelley Corcoran

Cathaoirleach of Longford County Council Cllr Turlough McGovern welcomed the commencement of works. “We are delighted to be at this stage, and I look forward to seeing residents happy in their new homes at the end of this project.”

Chief Executive of Longford County Council Paddy Mahon also welcomed the news. “Longford County Council is committed to working in partnership with Tuath Housing Association to see this development restored to its former glory for the benefit of current and future residents.”

Martin Loughran, Director of Development at Tuath, noted “We’re delighted to work in partnership with Longford County Council on the regeneration of Colmcille Terrace. Sustainability is a core principle of Tuath’s development strategy, and this extensive retrofit project will bring these homes in line with modern residential standards, providing safer, healthier living spaces fo rcurrent and future residents.”

Colmcille Terrace is an existing development of 31 units which was built in the 1940s and then most recently renovated in the 1980s. Tuath Housing Association have taken ownership of 19 of these units and are undertaking the deep retrofit of them. The Housing Liaison Officer in Longford County Council has been working alongside Tuath Housing Association to support tenants in Colmcille Terrace and will continue to do so throughout this refurbishment project and into the future.


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