First 'Build to Lease' scheme to be built in Drogheda

First 'Build to Lease' scheme to be built in Drogheda

Construction work is to begin shortly on 25 new homes in Drogheda, as the local Borough Council becomes the first local authority in the country to use the Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government’s ‘Build to Lease’ programme to provide social housing.

A sod-turning ceremony was held last month at the site of the scheme in Moneymore, Drogheda. The Council has combined with the Department, North & East Housing Association and lenders Ulster Bank to deliver the housing units which will help to reduce the town’s waiting list for social housing.

The housing association has appointed Mullingar-based Andrews Construction for the project which has had a gestation period of over three years.

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