Monday, 18th February, 2019.
Sod turned on latest phase of St. Teresa’s Gardens redevelopment
The Lord Mayor, Nial Ring, will perform a sod turning ceremony to mark the start of the latest phase of construction of 54 new housing units at St. Teresa’s Gardens, Donore Avenue, Dublin 8. This phase includes 16 apartments, 28 three-bedroom terraced houses and 10 two-bedroom terraced houses.
Speaking about the event the Lord Mayor said “This latest phase in the ongoing regeneration works in St. Teresa’s Gardens continues the huge amount of work already done in rejuvenating this area. The provision of an additional 54 new housing units is especially welcome and I am delighted to see the plans include a fantastic new park and playground that will further enhance not only the area but the lives of the people who are fortunate to live here.”
Sod turning by the Lord Mayor, Nial Ring, takes place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 19th February, 2019 at St. Teresa’s Gardens.
The Parks & Landscapes Services Division will shortly commence a consultation process with the key local stakeholders with regards the proposed park (including playground), pitch and municipal facility.
Dublin City Council together with St. Teresa’s Regeneration Board and the residents of St. Teresa’s Gardens since 2010 have been planning for the regeneration of St. Teresa’s Garden’s with the object of examining options for the upgrading or rebuilding of the existing social housing and enabling the proper development of the lands.
From 2014 onwards huge efforts have been put into de-tenanting, demolitions, further consultation, design processes and refurb works. To facilitate the regeneration, in situ sports clubs and a commercial unit were relocated to newly fitted out units in the two refurbished blocks (a football club premises, boxing club premises / changing facility and a shop premises).
A new Part 8 was approved in 2018 for an additional 4 social housing units (increasing the social housing provision to 54 units), the provision of Phase A of the Public Park, a temporary grass multisport pitch to the rear of the two remaining flat blocks and the future demolition of the remaining flat blocks to facilitate the development of Phase B of the Public Park with a larger multisport pitch. The existing sports clubs will be relocated to facilities at Donore Hall / adjacent lands.
Precinct Improvement works were undertaken on the remaining flat blocks and comprised of an enhancement of the open areas, new planting and provision of children’s play facilities.
For further information, contact:
Dublin City Council Media Relations Office
T: (01) 222 2170
M: (087) 7400277
Thank you to the children (Faith, Jamie, James, Ali, Eve, Patrick, Kayla, Katie, Jason, Jamie O’D) and staff (Patricia, Liz, Christine, Sonya, Ian and Bernie) of the Donore Education Network who planned and participated in the Christmas Card competition.
Here is a snapshot of all the art work
And the winner of the competition who’s design will be featured on the cover is……….
Lacy Duggan, aged 10.
Here is Lacy’s winning design.
The Regeneration Board and UCD will host a ‘Remembering St Teresa’s Gardens’ event in February 2019.
We will be inviting current and ex-residents back to the community to tell their stories.
More Information to follow.
We will post relevant news stories that we think might be of interest to the various stakeholders in the St Teresa’s Gardens Regeneration project. Check back for all things to do with the Gardens.