Work on Old Fire Station project to start in January
WORK on the new residential scheme at the old Fire Station on Scarlet Street will start in January, Louth County Council has said.
The issue was raised at the November meeting of Drogheda Municipal District with Councillor Paul Bell querying when work will start.
The housing officer confirmed the development at Scarlet Street is due to begin in January.
She also revealed the council are assessing sites for infill development around town and this is an ongoing process.
The project on Scarlet Street will be undertaken by North and East Housing Assoication to provide much needed social housing in the Drogheda area.
Plans for the redevelopment was given planning permission last year with the scheme designed to revitalise the site while still incorporating the character of the existing historic neighbourhood in which it sits.
There will be 15 homes provided on the footprint of the old Fire Station.
The old station and the training tower will be demolished to make way for a new, modern building which will provide a mix of family homes and an apartment building with 10 dwelling units. North & East Housing said they are committed to delivering good quality homes in partnership with Louth County Council and are delighted to develop this site in conjunction with the Council.
The new housing project will begin on the old fire station site in January.