Next phase of Cox’s Demesne Regeneration Project to commence in January
Contracts were signed yesterday for the next phase of the Cox’s Demesne Regeneration Project, Phase 2A: Ashling Park Pilot Project, which is a €2.4m contract paving the way for the construction of 14 new housing units along with associated road networks and services plus environmental works.
Phase 2A of the Cox’s Demesne Regeneration Project, follows on from the first phase, the biggest energy efficiency improvement works project in Ireland, which took place in 2012/2013. That phase of the Cox’s Regeneration Scheme saw close to 2,000 residents benefitting from a range of works, provided free of charge, 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 in 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 yesterday’s contract signing.
“This is yet another milestone in the Cox’s Demesne Regeneration Project and in tandem with the Energy Efficiency Improvements Works programme, represents a €5.7m investment in this area to date with further phases and plans in the pipeline.
“The signing shows yet again the commitment by Louth County Council and the Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government 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, spoke of the significance of the Cox’s Demesne Regeneration Project.
“The first phase of the project, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Works, saw Louth County Council involved in an inspiring pilot project that authorities around the country took notice of.
“I’m delighted to sign these contracts as Louth County Council continues to show its commitment to work alongside our tenants in providing a bright future for Cox’s Demesne.”
With work expected to get underway on site in January, 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.
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, Design Team and Local Authority Officials.