Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (864)

Darragh O'Brien

Question:

864. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of rapid build units delivered in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30001/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Statistical information in relation to social housing delivery across all delivery streams, including rapid delivery, is published on my Department's website at the following link:

https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/social-housing/social-and-affordble/overall-social-housing-provision.

At the end of 2018, 423 homes had been delivered under the rapid delivery programme, which includes 22 in 2016, 186 in 2017 and 215 in 2018. Since the programme's inception, some 40 projects have been added to the pipeline and will deliver over 1,100 homes out to 2021. While no new units have been delivered under this programme in Q1 2019, some 225 units are expected to be delivered this year. 

My Department is working closely with all local authorities in relation to increasing and accelerating the delivery of a range of social housing programmes and supports including rapid build methodologies. My Department is also working specifically with Dublin City Council on the establishment of a Design Build Contractor Framework to deliver residential developments through the use of volumetric construction methods.  This framework will shortly be available to all local authorities and will open up additional opportunities to deliver volumetric/rapid delivery apartments for social housing use.