Friday 15 December 2017

BAM challenge on housing site

THE construction company behind St Michael's Estate, Inchicore, is challenging Dublin City Council's decision to halt work on the regeneration of the area.

The council said last week it was terminating BAM's contract and ordering it off the Inchicore site because of health and safety concerns.

The construction of 75 social and affordable housing units, along with a community centre and creche, was due to be completed by the end of the year at a cost of €12m.

But BAM Building Ltd said that the project has been progressing "on time and according to the highest international safety and quality standards".

BAM is currently engaging with Dublin City Council in relation to this issue and said it hopes to return to the site without delay.

Former residents of St Michael's had waited 12 years for the regeneration and it was one of five projects that collapsed in 2008 when developer Bernard McNamara pulled out.

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