Contracts have been signed for the next phase of the Cox’s Demesne Regeneration project.
This is the Ashling Park project, which is a €2.4m contract paving the way for the construction of 14 new houses units along with road networks, services and environmental works.
This is the second phase of the Cox’s Demesne Regeneration Project.
The first phase was the biggest energy efficiency improvement works project in Ireland. About 2,000 residents benefitted from the works.
It was provided free of charge and was designed to reduce energy consumption and boost energy efficiency.
The process for the latest phase of the Cox’s regeneration scheme goes back six years and in 2013 involved consultation with residents as to what they felt was needed at Cox’s Demesne.
David Storey, senior executive officer, Louth County Council, has been involved with the Cox’s Demesne regeneration project since its inception and spoke of the importance of the latest contract signing.
“This is yet another milestone in the Cox’s Demesne regeneration project,” Mr Storey said, “and in tandem with the Energy Efficiency Improvements Works programme, it represents a €5.7m investment in this area to date with further phases and plans in the pipeline.
“Today’s signing shows yet again the commitment by Louth County Council and the department of the environment in providing a valued place to live in what is one of the county’s biggest housing estates.”
Cllr Oliver Tully, Cathaoirleach Louth County Council, said the first phase of the project, the energy efficiency improvement works, saw Louth County Council involved in an inspiring pilot project.
“Work is expected to get underway on site in January and Louth County Council officials will be out in the community shortly to host information evenings with the local residents to introduce the contractor McParland Brothers and to inform them of the works that will be taking place in their estate,” he said .
Louth County Council would also like to engage with the residents to form a community group and representatives from that group will be able to engage directly with the contractor.”