Below is a selection of projects that have been delivered to bring vacant building stock back into use in Dublin. In the coming months we will be adding further details
The first major renovation project delivered by Peter McVerry Trust. The project involved former local authority voids that required extensive renovations and upgrade works.
Peter McVerry Trust combined its own resources together with funding from Saint-Gobain Ireland to complete the works on the 6 apartments that were then allocated to young people exiting homeless services. The story of two young tenants who moved into these new homes is documented in the Peter McVerry Trust short film, Moving On, and available to view here.
Clare Lane is a block of 8 apartments located in Dublin 2. The building was vacant and in the possession of the Office of Public Works (OPW).
The OPW, Peter McVerry Trust, the Housing Agency and Dublin City Council worked in partnership to renovate the building.
The project was completed and launched in November, 2015, with all tenants coming from homeless services supported by Peter McVerry Trust's Housing with Supports Service.
In 2015 Peter McVerry Trust like other service providers was under significant and ongoing pressures to ensure adequate shelter provision was available in Dublin.
The increasingly active commercial property market made accessing suitable buildings in the city extremely difficult. However, in partnership with an individual landlord Peter McVerry Trust identified a significant building on Camden Street, the upper floors were derelict and in an extremely poor state of repair. The lower floor was a commercial premises.
After a major project to upgrade the building Peter McVerry trust opened an 18 bed emergency accommodation facility just before Christmas 2015.
Peter McVerry Trust joined forces with members and supporters of the Construction Industry Federation to renovate 12 derelict former local authority voids.
The properties were in need of complete refurbishment and upgrading to make them habitable, along with some external works to the site.
The project was completed in 12 weeks and launched in time for Christmas, 2015.
Peter McVerry Trust's latest housing project is situated in Dublin 1.
This project is funded by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government through the Capital Assistance Scheme, it is designed by Fitzgerald, Kavanagh and Partners architects, and it is being completed by Francis Haughey Construction.
These 11 units will be completed in early 2017.