The Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Mr. Eoghan Murphy TD visited at An Faill, Cul Ard, Carrigtwohill on 29 September 2017. An Faill consists of 29 houses with a mixture of three bedroom semi-detached and 2 and 3 bedroom terraced properties. This scheme was approved by the Department in June 2016 with construction commencing in August 2016. Speaking at the visit, Minister Murphy highlighted how turnkey housing is working, “An Faill is a key example of how turnkey housing can expedite the delivery of social housing in areas of high demand while also stimulating the local construction market’.
The Bandon Community Hospital project was managed in two phases. Phase 1 involved the demolition of part of the south east wing and adjoining annex to the rear of the hospital, together with sections of the old boundary walls and construction of a new 25 bed care module with assisted ensuites (13,000 sq ft), associated support and service facilities including a switch room and boiler room. Works were completed with landscaping including the upgrading and extensions of the existing car parking facilities plus the upgrading of existing drainage to facilitate the separation of surface and foul water prior to discharge from site. Phase 2 of the works included the conversion of existing ward area to ancillary and lounge day room accommodation together with the re-modelling of the main entrance area to include a new external canopy.