Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (630, 631)

Eoin Ó Broin

Question:

630. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the average cost of one, two, three and four bedroom local authority new build apartments on the basis of costings submitted by local authorities over the past 12 months; the details of all costs and construction only costs; and the itemised costed list of the individual non-construction costs for each unit size. [16508/19]

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Eoin Ó Broin

Question:

631. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the average cost of one, two, three and four bedroomed local authority new build units on the basis of costings submitted by local authorities over the past 12 months; the details of all in costs and construction only costs; and the itemised costed list of the individual non-construction costs for each unit size. [16509/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 630 and 631 together.

The information sought in relation to average construction costs for social housing is currently being updated within my Department and will be provided to the Deputy in accordance with Standing Orders.

The following deferred reply was received under Standing Order 42A
The information sought in relation to average costs, to the extent and in the format to which it is readily available, is set out in the following table.

1 bed

2 bed (1 storey)

2 bed (2 storey)

3 bed

4 bed

1 bed Apt.

2 bed Apt.

3 bed Apt.

Construction Costs

€155,818

€165,132

€174,206

€184,685

€199,491

€174,159

€189,112

€209,482

All-in Costs

€201,359

€212,624

€222,582

€234,571

€252,047

€225,082

€243,476

€267,629

The average costs set out are based on the analysis of returned data from tendered social housing schemes over an extended period (up to and including Q1 2019), and have been updated based on published tender index information, as required.
“Construction Costs” are reflective of building costs (including VAT) and include normal site works and site development. “All-in Costs” include construction, land cost, professional fees, utility connections, site investigations/surveys and a range of other costs. The itemised cost of the non-construction elements is not collated by my Department. There are many variable elements to these costs across the country, particularly in relation to land costs which can vary significantly, both from county to county and within counties.
My Department continues to maintain a clear focus on delivering value for money on both the construction and all-in costs of social housing projects.