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Most Popular Northern Ireland Construction Projects on Our Database This Week

Click on the hyperlinks below to view further details on the most viewed NI Construction projects in the past week on the CIS Online database. CIS FREE users can view up to 5 of these as part of their weekly allowance and paying subscribers have unlimited access to project views.

DARD HQ Ballykelly 1

 

Project ID

Project

County

Views

785865

£12m - DARD Office Headquarters

Co. Londonderry

47

882017

£110m - Shared Education Campus

Co. Tyrone

37

828131

£23m - Student Accommodation

Co. Antrim

33

833969

£5m - New Integrated School With Nursery School Unit

Co. Tyrone

24

797705

£2.9m - Sports Pavilion Complex

Co. Down

22

811275

£68m - Town Centre Development

Co. Antrim

16

832088

£15m - Student Accommodation Development

Co. Antrim

16

886429

£831k - Tourism/Conference Facility

Co. Down

16

887775

£62m - Office and Industrial Development

Co. Down

16

832016

School Extension

Co. Londonderry

15

Main Points from Government Action Plan for Housing

Building Houses

“The overarching aim of this Action Plan is to ramp up delivery of housing from its current under-supply across all tenures to help individuals and families meet their housing needs, and to help those who are currently housed to remain in their homes or be provided with appropriate options of alternative accommodation, especially those families in emergency accommodation.” – Main goals in terms of units is an annual 25,000 and the delivery of 47,000 units by 2021.

To be achieved through “5 Pillars”:

  • Pillar 1 – Address Homelessness
  • Pillar 2 - Accelerate Social Housing
  • Pillar 3 – Build More Homes
  • Pillar 4 – Improve the Rental Sector
  • Pillar 5 – Utilise Existing Housing

Pathfinding Projects (To create and test new areas to allow for faster and higher quality homes to be built):

  • Housing Agency: The Housing Agency will acquire 1,600 units with €70m worth of funding for units to be bought and refurbished for social housing by 2020.
  • Affordable Rental: €10m of annual funding to help 2,000 properties afford rent on homes where a disproportionate amount of income goes to rent.
  • Infrastructure: €200m on Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund. 15-20 sites to be identified over 3 years to provide up to 15,000-20,000 new homes.
  • Cost Effective Homes Competition:  A competition will be held to champion best practice, efficient and cost effective design to enable the delivery of high quality homes in sustainable communities at an affordable level. The design must also be capable of delivering new homes for less than €200,000 (“all in” delivery cost net of site cost), on foot of which a suitable State site will be provided for delivery of the homes within 18 months.
  • Modular Homes: 1,500 modular homes to be provided (by 2018). Does not address the issues around the pilot scheme for modular homes (i.e. too expensive, took too long to build, etc.)
  • Fast Tracking Large Housing Developments: Housing developments over 100 units will go straight to An Bord Pleanála – This could reduce the planning process from 18 months to 3 months (That’s if ABP have the resources in place to handle the new influx of planning decisions)

Download the Housing Action Plan Report

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Most Viewed Northern Ireland Construction Projects Last Week

Click on the hyperlinks below to view further details on the most popular Northern Ireland Construction projects in the past week on the CIS Online database. CIS FREE users can view up to 5 of these as part of their weekly allowance and paying subscribers have unlimited access to project views.

Shared Education Campus

Project ID

Project

County

Views

828131

£23m - Student Accommodation

Co. Antrim

38

882017

£110m - Shared Education Campus

Co. Tyrone

35

832088

£15m - Student Accommodation Development

Co. Antrim

34

797705

£2.9m - Sports Pavilion Complex

Co. Down

32

876466

£28m - Shopping Centre Extension

Co. Down

17

835248

£2.5m - Railway Structures Maintenance

Co. Antrim

15

813901

£9.4m - Office Building

Co. Antrim

14

827148

£24m - College Development

Co. Fermanagh

14

887775

£62m - Office and Industrial Development

Co. Down

13

811275

£68m - Town Centre Development

Co. Antrim

12

Top 10 ROI Construction Projects in the Last Week

See the most viewed Irish construction projects on our CIS database this week by clicking on the hyperlinked ID below. Customers have unlimited access to thousands of active construction projects on our system and CIS FREE users can view up to 5 of these projects as part of their weekly allowance.

Waterways Offices

Project ID

Site Name

Section

No. Views

827000

€42.9m - Mixed Use Development

Residential

155

847406

€30m - Office Development

Commercial & Retail

126

823932

€6.3m - Nursing Home

Care Residential

97

799246

€40m National Rehabilitation Hospital - Phase 1

Medical

68

122536

€81m - Residential Development

Residential

66

871398

€7.6m - Shopping Centre Refurbishment

Commercial & Retail

60

133300

€180m - Mixed Use Development

Residential, Commercial & Retail, Hotel & Catering, Education, Medical

49

838933

€111m - Project Wave - Block D - Office Development

Commercial & Retail

45

737177

€13.4m - Hospital Refurbishment & Extension

Medical

42

827355

€40m - Production Facility Development

Industrial

42

Details of the Anticipated Housing Action Plan

The Housing Action Plan Report is due for Public release next Tuesday. The main body of the report will outline a state fund plan to buy distressed properties from banks and a pledge to build 45,000 new social houses by 2021

Building Site 1

The report is also expected to include:

  • Plans to build “mixed tenure” housing on public land
  • To speed up the planning process for social housing
  • To establish a “procurement centre of excellence” in the Housing Agency
  • Acknowledgment that the State must intervene in the housing crisis
  • €200 million local infrastructure housing activation fund
  • Local authorities will be empowered to pay developers upfront for Part V social housing, rather than wait to pay on delivery
  • A new special-purpose vehicle will be established to provide finding for social and private housing projects
  • Long-term investors, such as pension funds, are to be invited to develop a build-to-rent sector, a new concept in Ireland (Seen in action recently with Hines and Shannon Homes)

More Detail in Irish Times article

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Volume Comparison of Self Build Commencements in First Two Quarters of 2015/2016

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Top Northern Ireland Construction Projects This Week

See the most viewed construction projects on our Northern Ireland database in the past week by clicking on the hyperlinked project IDs below. Customers have unlimited access to thousands of active construction projects on our system at all stages of development. CIS FREE users can view up to 5 of these projects as part of their weekly allowance.

Newtownards Leisure Centre

Project ID

Project

Current Stage

Views

797705

£2.9m - Sports Pavilion Complex

Contract Awarded

29

821289

£26.7m - Leisure Centre Development

Tender

28

805452

£1.5m - 4 Class Base School Extension

Contract Awarded

27

841871

£20m - North Foreshore Film Studios Plan

On Site

23

683032

£1.9m - General Needs & Supported Housing Development

On Site

22

813901

£9.4m - Office Building

On Site

21

659961

£22.5m - Food Store Development

On Site

16

830950

£2.3m - Social Housing Development

On Site

16

886947

£1.8m -  Apartment Conversion

Tender

15

856126

£30m - Distillery Expansion

Plans Granted

14

Attend the Fit Out Conference 2016

Fit Out Conference

Construction Information Services (CIS) is delighted to support the Fit Out Conference 2016 and invites you to book your place at a discounted rate, so you don’t miss out on what promises to be an illuminating half-day conference at the Marker Hotel, Dublin on July 21st.
 

The Fit Out conference provides a platform for interesting and engaging presentations and panel discussions around global and local trends  as well as cutting-edge developments. It will also provide an excellent networking opportunity.  

Topics relevant to fit out in the retail, commercial,hotels and leisure sectors will be addressed, together with other key issues. As CIS is supporting this year’s Fit Out Conference we are delighted to provide you, as a member, with a special discount rate. 

If you call the number below and say CIS sent you, you will be entitled to a 15% discount per place. For more information email or call Rachael Dillonon on 01 5240 588. 

We look forward to seeing you there.

Pipeline of Construction Project Opportunities 2016- Plans Granted

See the volume and value of plans granted across all key and major construction projects across all sectors of the industry in the graph below. Download a detailed report of the breakdown of these volumes and values by sector at Plans Granted in the bottom link

Total Volume Of Plans Granted Across All Sectors

 New Report Plans Granted

3654 construction projects with a total value of €16.5 billion have been added/updated to our comprehensive dataset in the last 100 days. Gain access to the details of all these projects and more