The Davitt Apartments on Davitt Road are progressing well. The development should be finished by Q2 of 2022.
Residents impacted by the inconvenience of dust, dirt, noise and traffic congestion were given car wash vouchers every six weeks and had their windows cleaned regularly. Whilst some residents felt these services should have been offered on a weekly basis, others within the radius did not have an opportunity to have any window cleaning service. Dublin City Council will take 27 apartments within the development for social housing.
- In terms of community gain, local businesses did benefit from an increase in sales, as those working on the building site shop regularly in shops on Galtymore Road and Benbulbin Road.
- The St John Bosco Youth Centre murals during the pandemic would not have been possible in Brickfield Park without the plastering services of BM Durkan Ltd.
- The developer also provided space on the hoarding along Davitt Road for SJBYC to create murals thanking the frontline workers for their services during the pandemic.
- BM Durkan Ltd sponsored our DRCG Covid Directory in March 2020 which was delivered to local residents, shops and the Mother McAuley Centre who delivered the brochure with the meals on wheels service. The directory gave residents information on healthcare, retail and other support services available to Drimnagh during the first lockdown.
- As part of BM Durkan’s committment to Environmental Challenges, a number of trees were donated to the community and planted in Benmadigan Park.
- We have been in discussions with Dublin City Council Parks & Biodiversity about planting trees on Galtymore Road with sponsorship from the developer. Disappointingly, this idea was shot down. However, we have been promised six large potted bay trees which will be located within the vicinity.
- The developer is also working with Our Lady of Good Counsel Secondary School on small environmental projects.
- The new apartments are now built on what was once, Mount Shannon Mills (Irish Peat Industry Company) which burnt down in January 1906. As this is a significant historic site along the Grand Canal we have asked that a plaque be laid within the public private walkway of the development.