My Department is supporting Kildare County Council in the major refurbishment and new build social housing scheme at St. Patrick's Park, Rathangan. Kildare County Council has advised that Phase 1, involving the refurbishment of 34 homes, was completed in October 2019 and that Phases 2 and 3 of the programme have been developed following public consultation workshops with the residents. This next work involves the demolition of 15 existing homes, construction of 7 new homes, refurbishment of 25 homes and a range of site and landscaping works. This will be carried out on a phased basis to minimise disruption to existing residents.
Phases 2 and 3 are currently progressing through design stage, with the intention to consult further with the residents and seek Part 8 approval by the end of this year. This will enable Kildare County Council to complete the tendering process in 2022 with works to begin subsequently and completion expected in 2024.
While this is a complex project, it is being advanced by Kildare County Council so that improved conditions are delivered for the residents. Further information should be available directly from Kildare County Council which is managing the implemention of the programme.