Dolphin House & Park Joint Regeneration Board
Regeneration News Update
We wish to report to you on the current situation regards the regeneration of Dolphin House, we had hoped this would be done in person at a public meeting. However, once it is safe to do so we will arrange to meet residents in the community centre so we can answer any questions you might have. In the meanwhile, the Dolphin House & Dolphin Park Joint Regeneration Board will be circulating a regular regeneration newsletter to keep you informed on developments as soon as the information and updates are available to us.
We can report that Dublin City Council has been working behind the scenes over recent weeks to progress the regeneration plans and they hope to be in a position soon to outline further timelines and details on the next phase, which includes the Phase 1b site on Dolphins Barn.
The positive news is that the City Council is now committing significant resources and staff to work on the plans and are in discussions with the Department of Housing on the next steps.
Despite the delay in the demolition timeline, this is now back on track and we expect a contractor to commence demolishing the empty blocks by April. We have also been informed that the City Council has secured funding to develop play facilities for children and young people and we hope this will be in place in the Spring. Another positive development for the community is the news from Fold Housing Association that the works to the new kitchen and community room in New Dolphin Park is near completion and residents should be able to enjoy the new state of the art facility come in the coming weeks.
The Regeneration Board wants to re-assure residents that your concerns about the current conditions in Dolphin House, especially relating to things like anti-social behaviour, housing conditions and the de-tenanting of the long blocks continue to be a priority and work is ongoing to make improvements for residents.
We would like to thank residents for your patience and again to confirm our commitment to the delivery of a regeneration and new homes that everyone will be proud of. We hope that the information outlined in this newsletter is helpful and informative, if you have any questions or queries regarding the regeneration residents can contact the Regeneration Coordinator (Manus Bree – Tel 01-4544682 / Email. firstname.lastname@example.org ) or the City Council Estate Officer (Fiona O’Shea – 01-2228857 / email@example.com ).