Latest News » Fold Ireland welcome Minister for Housing to Wellview House
Fold Ireland were delighted to welcome Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy to the recently completed Wellview House in Coolock, Dublin 5. The Minister was guided through the site by Fold’s Director of Development Tina Donaghy and Chairman Peter Ayton. The Minister met with residents of Wellview house and the Fold Ireland team as they discussed the specific housing needs of older people in Ireland today.The Wellview development is now fully occupied and has been provided under the Rebuilding Ireland Action Plan. Dublin City Council was the sanctioning authority for the scheme and facilitated in attaining funding of €10M from the Department of Housing and Housing Finance Agency (HFA).
The development contains 47 bright and spacious one bedroom apartments. Each unit is finished to the highest standard with flush timber veneer doors, non-slip vinyl and laminate timber floor finishes throughout, modern kitchens and high efficiency gas fired condensing combi-boilers. All the apartments have a superior level energy rating and individual balconies offer residents safe outdoor private space. The whole block is fully designed to the latest Universal Design Guidelines and has the needs of older residents fully considered with automated door entry and lifts to upper floors along with Radius Connect 24 hour monitored warden on call service in every home. This facility aims to help older people live independently in their own homes while giving customers and their family’s peace-of-mind that help, if they need it, is at the push of a button.
Tenants at Wellview have expressed their complete satisfaction with their new homes. “There’s absolutely nothing we could fault” explained Catherine who has been a resident at Wellview for almost five months. Another happy resident, Frank highlighted “the peace and quiet” as well as the convenience of the lift among reasons for his satisfaction with the development. The Wellview development is just one of Fold Ireland housing projects that aim to encourage positive aging and independent living.
Fold Ireland would like to thank Minister Eoghan Murphy, The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Authority and Dublin City Council for their continued support with Wellview House and all future Fold Ireland developments.