Group of tenants holding a ribbon to their new home. Children sitting in front of ribbon.

Circle VHA Celebrates delivery of 57 Social Homes in County Waterford

Circle Voluntary Housing Association celebrated the official opening of 57 social homes at Butterfield, Mount Neil, Co. Waterford in February 2022.

A two-phased development, built and completed to the Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) highest standards. These homes have all the necessary certifications to ensure our tenant families have safe and quality constructed A-rated, low-energy homes to suit their needs.

With Phase 1 completed and tenanted in February, welcoming 39 adults and 60 children to their homes. Phase two is scheduled to close in April 2022. The development, comprising of 57 units, 1 x 2-bed Bungalow, 50 x 3-bed semi-detached houses, and 6 x 4-bed semi-detached houses.

Mayor of Waterford City and County Cllr. Joe Kelly and Minister for Housing, Local Government, and Heritage Darragh O’Brien, alongside tenant families, representatives from Circle VHA, and local councilors officially cut the ribbon to the completed estate.

“In just 12 months since construction began, we are delighted to welcome our new tenants to Butterfield and to be in a position to deliver 57 homes to those in housing need within the Waterford County community. We have been working closely for some time with the developer for this project Frisby Homes (haven previously completed the delivery of 40 homes at Fairfield Park, Co. Waterford in late 2019), in conjunction with Waterford County Council to expand our remit and delivery of social homes within the Waterford region in line with the demands of the government’s Housing for All plan. We’d like to thank them for their assistance in the delivery of the scheme and the Department of Housing and AIB as our funding partners for the project.”

Says, Russell Grainge, Director of Property at Circle Voluntary Housing Association.

“This development in Carrickphierish is a great example of how collaboration between Government, local authorities and AHBs can deliver much needed homes for families and individuals in the area. It ’s so positive to see the completion of projects like this – they provide high quality social homes and sustainable communities, allowing people to live independently, confidently and safely in secure surroundings. ”

Minister of Housing, Local Government & Heritage, Darragh O’Brien.
Butterfield Drive, Mount Neil, Co.Waterford.
Butterfield Drive, Mount Neil Street View.
Tenants receiving keys to their new home with TSO Helena Crotty.
CEO John Hannigan welcoming tenants to their new homes in Butterfield Drive, Mount Neil, Co. Waterford.