A total of 620 homes will be built with 60% of these being affordable

Tuesday 14th September 2021: The Arden Team DAC, comprising of Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance, Sisk Living and Kelland Homes, is delighted to announce that they have come together to support the delivery of the Foothills Killinarden Development for South Dublin City County Council.

The Arden Team DAC is committed to the Foothills development at Killinarden, as a tremendous opportunity to create a thriving new community at the foothills of the Dublin Mountains.

The development will embrace both the existing community and features of the locality, whilst realising its own unique identity. It will comprise of a fully integrated mix of Affordable Purchase, Social and Private homes to provide accommodation in a tenure blind scheme.

The Arden Team comprises of a partnership which:

  • Imbues best-in-class practice across community engagement, design and sustainability;
  • Has unique experience in the delivery of affordable purchase, social and private housing and associated amenities; and
  • Includes sector-leading construction ability for delivering volume, quality and modern methods of construction.

We look forward to working with the community and stakeholder to create a lifelong development for future generations.

Fergal Lalor, Managing Director, Sisk Living said: “The Foothills, Killinarden Project is a fantastic and exciting opportunity in which we look forward to working collaboratively with local communities and businesses, new residents and stakeholders to design and deliver a “Life-long” scheme that leads the way for sustainable integrated communities for South Dublin.”

Hugh Brennan, CEO, Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance CLG said: “There is a huge demand for affordable housing, particularly in Dublin. Ó Cualann believes that through strategic partnerships with Local Authorities and reputable builders we can deliver fully integrated, mixed tenure housing in sustainable communities at scale. The Arden Team has the skills and the passion to make The Foothills an exemplar project for all stakeholders especially the existing community.”

Patrick Kelly, Managing Director, Kelland Homes said: “Drawing on our long history of residential building in South County Dublin, we at Kelland Homes firmly believe that we can deliver mixed tenure and affordable homes to the highest standard in response to current market needs. We are committed to building homes in a sustainable way and in a manner that evolves seamlessly into the surrounding neighbourhood.”

Jennifer Bradfield, Project Director, The Arden Team said: “Within the current housing market challenges, the Killinarden Development is a great opportunity for the Arden Team to work hand in hand with the community and stakeholders to respond to the current housing challenges in a proactive manner. We are passionate about delivering sustainable lifelong schemes and look forward to building a strong relationship with the local communities to ensure the development is integrated successfully.”

Editor’s notes:

  • Sisk Living: Sisk Living is the specialist low rise homebuilding division of the family owned, John Sisk & Son business. The division’s primary ambition is establishing a residential delivery brand which will be recognised for quality and expertise. Sisk Living ensures a can-do attitude to the delivery of high quality homes by recognising that housing delivery is a specialist area, requiring entirely different building, commercial and contractual approaches to other sectors of our business.

  • Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance: In April 2013, Hugh Brennan met Bill Black by chance and the two began talking and realised they shared the opinion that Ireland was in need of an initiative to deliver affordable and fully-integrated housing. By October, the idea had been tested and the first meeting of potential members for a new housing model had been scheduled. Ó Cualann develops and supports fully-integrated communities. They deliver well-designed, top-quality, energy efficient homes at an affordable price. Ó Cualann’s model for affordable housing can be replicated and scaled across the country. They work with local authorities and like-minded groups to change the way housing is delivered in Ireland.

  • Kelland Homes: Kelland Homes is a residential building company now in its second generation that specialises in building residential communities across south and west Dublin. With close to 50 years in business we believe we have a solid reputation for building quality homes for first and second time buyers that are also affordable and hit all the right targets in the sense of sustainable living with emphasis on renewable and energy efficiency. They are currently building residential developments in Dun Laoghaire and Cabinteely in South Dublin , Kildare Town in Co Kildare

Further information

Tom Byrne, Head of Communications, John Sisk & Son

Email: T.Byrne@Sisk.ie

Tel: 00 353 87 637 4560

Barry Ryan, Communications Executive, John Sisk & Son

Email: Ba.Ryan@Sisk.ie

Tel: 00 353 87 380 0578