The greenfield site was in the ownership of Offaly County Council, which was then purchased by Tuath and developed under traditional construction with the procurement of a Design Team and Contractor. All 27 homes have been allocated to people from the Offaly County Council’s Social Housing waiting list. The ethos of Killane Court, is social inclusion and sustainability. The scheme was designed to include general needs families, older persons and those with physical disabilities.
The Killane Court site sits in between a well-established community and so the ongoing partnership and communication between Tuath, Offaly County Council and the local residents has been imperative to the success of the beautiful new development in Edenderry. The new family homes are a mix of 22 three bed houses and 5 two bed houses – 2 of which are CAS funded bungalows allocated to persons with disabilities. These new homes have been funded under a hybrid model of tripartite funding, consisting of private finance from the Housing Finance Agency; a CALF loan; and, CAS funding from the Department of Housing. The total all in scheme cost €4,714,524 representing excellent value for money at an average cost per unit at €174k.