Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (68, 1121)

Darragh O'Brien

Question:

68. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the average cost of delivering a one, two, three or four-bed social housing unit nationally and in Dublin, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45199/19]

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Darragh O'Brien

Question:

1121. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the average cost of delivering a one, two, three and four bed social housing unit nationally and in Dublin, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45194/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 68 and 1121 together.

There are a number of variables involved in estimating the cost of providing social housing units, such as the form of delivery, size of unit, land, funding, etc. In terms of construction and 'all-in' costs, the averages as sought for the various sized units, based on full capital costs, are set out in the tables below. These are shown in terms of houses and apartments, both for Dublin and nationally.

HOUSES - DUBLIN

1 bed

2 bed(1 storey)

2 bed(2 storey)

3 bed

4 bed

Construction

€197,850

€207,975

€216,975

€227,275

€243,125

All-in Cost

€258,450

€270,575

€280,675

€292,500

€311,325

HOUSES - NATIONALLY

1 bed

2 bed(1 storey)

2 bed(2 storey)

3 bed

4 bed

Construction

€155,818

€165,132

€174,206

€184,685

€199,491

All-in Cost

€201,359

€212,624

€222,582

€234,571

€252,047

APARTMENTS - NATIONALLY

1 bed

2 bed

3 bed

Construction

€174,159

€189,112

€209,482

All-in Cost

€225,082

€243,476

€267,629

The above figures are based on returned data from tendered social housing schemes over an extended period. ‘Construction’ cost is reflective of building costs (including VAT) and also includes normal site works and site development. ‘All-in Cost’ includes cost of construction, land cost, professional fees, utility connections, site investigations/surveys, archaeology where appropriate, VAT and contribution to public art. Abnormal costs are excluded from these figures.