Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1998)

John Curran

Question:

1998. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government when a design build contractor framework to deliver residential developments through the use of volumetric construction methods will be available to all local authorities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36564/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

My Department is supportive of the design build contractor framework which has been established by Dublin City Council to deliver larger scale residential developments through the use of volumetric construction methods. This framework is now available to all local authorities and will open up additional opportunities to deliver volumetric/rapid delivery apartments and housing for social housing use.

It is envisaged that over 1,000 fast-track apartments/houses will be built using this framework, and while the majority of these homes will be advanced across the Dublin area, my Department is working with all local authorities to advance any scheme/project suitable for volumetric construction.