Plans Approved for St Teresa’s Gardens

The regeneration of St Teresa’s Gardens continues apace with the passing of its part VIII proposal by Dublin City Council. The project will involve the construction of a mixture of new houses and apartments along with refurbishment works to existing blocks.  Complementing this will be a new urban park equipped with facilities for play and recreation.  Construction is expected to begin in 2015. 

The news was reported by the Council’s South Central News e-bulletin.  Below is their description of the plans for the area.  We’ll keep you updated with the latest news and images of this project as it progresses


St. Teresa’s Gardens Regeneration Project 

The residents of St. Teresa’s Gardens have been waiting since 2006 for the regeneration of their complex and are very happy that it has finally started. A major milestone has been achieved with the passing by Dublin City Council of a Part VIII proposal for the St. Teresa’s Gardens Regeneration Project by the City Council. The Council intend to build 50 new residential units: – 16 apartments 3 to 5 storey’s in height and 34 houses ranging between 2 to 3 storey’s in height. There will also be revisions to the consolidation blocks and refurbishment work to existing four storey apartment blocks.

 An urban park is planned, overlooked by the new dwellings, providing active recreational uses and children’s play facilities. Other works include the provision of a new road network from Donore Avenue and an entrance from Cork Street/Cameron Street into the new development. There will also be monitored CCTV and additional lighting.

This Part VIII includes the demolition of 3 single storey terraced houses on Eugene Street, the closure of a section of Darley’s Terrace, including the relocation of the existing ESB substation. It is expected that work will commence on the new houses next year.

The Regeneration Board, which comprises Dublin City Council officials and a number of residents from St Teresa’s Gardens, and Eugene Street, as well as other stakeholders have worked very hard to progress this project. The Chairperson of the new Board, Chris Fitzpatrick, has said that the partnership between the various groups will continue the good work until the project is completed. This partnership is vital to the success of the project which is very challenging, because of the detenanting programme, the delivery of the new build houses and the very tight timeframe.