New Street South is Peter McVerry Trust’s first brownfield project and redeveloped a long-term, vacant Dublin City Council site to deliver eight high quality homes – five one-bed apartments and three two-bed apartments. It’s a great example of reusing vacant sites for the purposes of social housing.
The development is designed to enhance the lives of those who live there. Located in the south inner city, it has full accessibility to all public services, transport, education, health, cultural and amenity services. Alarm systems and CCTV security enhancement allow for quick response to tenant needs with 24/7 on-call Housing Supports.
The building also achieved NZEB (Nearly Zero Energy Building) Rating which will reduce fuel poverty concerns for tenants and ensure daily living costs are affordable.
New Street South was officially opened in May 2021 by Minister for Housing, Darragh O’Brien TD. The project was delivered by Peter McVerry Trust in partnership with Dublin City Council, the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and Rebuilding Ireland.
New Street South demonstrates how tight urban brownfield sites can be thoughtfully rejuvenated to address the city’s housing needs. These new homes will meet the long-term housing needs of single people and families experiencing homelessness.