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Dublin’s First Major Cost Rental Development

Dublin’s First Major Cost Rental Development
July 26
10:05 2018

A Dublin City Council-owned site at Emmet Road in Inchicore, has been selected as the location for Dublin’s first major Cost Rental development. It is expected that the detailed proposal for the site will be brought before the Council in September for approval.

It is envisaged that delivery will be overseen by a dedicated project team put in place by Dublin City Council, and that construction will follow a competitive tender process aimed at securing an innovative and integrated design as well as value for money. The entire development will be managed as a single integrated community, by a professional estate management company, which will also be competitively procured by the Council.

Based on the most recent modelling analysis, it is estimated that the site can accommodate over 470 homes in a high quality development. While the final tenure mix will be decided by the Council and informed by the detailed site development process, it will include 140 social housing homes, with the remaining 330 homes predominantly provided under Cost Rental.  While the level of social housing is fully committed, the model allows for some level of interchange between Cost Rental and private homes. As part of the broader development, a new library and other community facilities are also planned.

The plan for the site takes account of the need to link the new development with adjoining communities and key local landmarks such as Richmond Barracks and the Goldenbridge Cemetery. The new development will also link seamlessly with the adjacent canal and Luas line to one end and with Emmet Road and Inchicore village to the other. The location in Dublin 8 is very close to Dublin City Centre with good access to public transport, amenity areas and centres of significant employment, such as the new National Children’s Hospital at St. James’s.

The concept of Cost Rental, a not for profit rental mechanism separate to social housing, is new to Ireland. However, Cost Rental forms a key part of some of the most successful housing systems in cities such as Vienna. The rents are based on covering costs such as construction, debt financing, management and maintenance and incorporating a sinking fund.

The final rents will be set after all associated costs are determined – following on from the competitive construction and management tender processes – it is expected that the Cost Rental Scheme should be able to deliver rents of between of 15% to 25% below the market rate. The scheme will be aimed at households earning low to moderate incomes of max – €50,000 (single income) to €75,000 (dual income).

Emmet Road is one of three development sites that Dublin City Council is developing under its Housing Land Initiative (HLI). The other two sites are at O’Devaney Gardens and at Oscar Traynor Road in Coolock.

Eoghan Murphy (pictured), TD, the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, said: “Cost Rental could be a game-changer for the rental market, as it has been in many other cities we have looked at. Taking profit, land, and other costs out of the equation and securing competitive EIB financing means that much more affordable rent can be achieved on publicly-owned lands. I am determined to see this major project delivered and for more to follow on other key State sites.”

Andrew McDowell, Vice President of the European Investment Bank, said: “New investment in social and affordable housing is crucial to strengthening the competitiveness of the Irish economy and the European Investment Bank is pleased to share technical experience from elsewhere in Europe to support development of the cost rental model in Ireland. Over the last decade we have provided more than EUR11 billion for social and affordable housing across Europe and in the last five years the EIB has provided EUR350 million for investment by Approved Housing Bodies across Ireland in co-operation with the Housing Finance Agency. This new initiative is a key step to ensure future EIB backing for affordable housing investment in the country that builds on broader support for the housing sector.”

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