Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2966)

John Curran

Ceist:

2966. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of rapid build housing units constructed to date as outlined in action 1 of Rebuilding Ireland; the number of units expected to be completed by the end of 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34244/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

Statistical information in relation to social housing delivery, across all delivery streams, 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.

A more detailed breakdown of build activity on a local authority basis, including rapid delivery, is set out in the Social Housing Construction Status Report (CSR), which is published on a quarterly basis on the Rebuilding Ireland website. The CSR to the end of Quarter 1 2019 is available at the following link:

https://rebuildingireland.ie/news/rebuilding-ireland-progress-report-published-2019-quarter-1/

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 in the period to 2021. While no new homes have been delivered under this programme in Q1 2019, some 225 homes 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.