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Dun Laoghaire Seeks Interest For ‘Floating Homes’ Proposal

2nd September 2017
An artist’s impression of the proposed development, which would be adjacent to the Quay Fish Shop An artist’s impression of the proposed development, which would be adjacent to the Quay Fish Shop Photo: DLHC

#Property - Plans for “a cluster of floating affordable homes” in Dun Laoghaire could soon transform the look of the South Dublin port’s waterfront.

The Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company is seeking expressions of interest via the State’s eTenders website for the development of as many as 50 single-storey homes, which would float on a pontoon on the western side of the Coal Harbour Dock.

According to The Irish Times, harbour company CEO Gerry Dunne says the floating homes — around the size of the average two-bed apartment — would have a capital cost of between €250,000 and €300,000 and would be geared towards those looking for a “starter or retirement” home.

Dun laoghaire harbour ice house coal quay 1982The site identified for the new floating homes in Dun Laoghaire Harbour known locally as the 'ice house' at the Coal Quays Photo: Afloat.ie

Floating accomodation is already in use by businesses in the capital, such as at Grand Canal Dock, but this is the first proposal for such a residential development in Ireland.

The Irish Times as more on the story HERE.

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3 comments

  • Comment Link John Brady 10th September 2017 posted by John Brady

    And really, do you consider 250/300 grand affordable by your average single child family? Especially as it's on water, subjected to the elements of winter etc etc...

  • Comment Link John Brady 10th September 2017 posted by John Brady

    What percentage of these homes will go to the council ?

  • Comment Link Alex Blackwell 4th September 2017 posted by Alex Blackwell

    Affordable????!!!!
    at between €250,000 and €300,000
    Hello "Earth to harbour company CEO Gerry Dunne" Do you read me??
    and then there are the winter storms etc etc.........

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