Torc Housing Partnership consortium to build 465 new houses in Ireland

WCN Editorial Team 6 Dec 2019 EUROPE BUILDINGS

The Torc Housing Partnership consortium plans to build 465 new sustainable social housing units in Ireland that will entail an investment of more than €130m ($144m).

The consortium comprising OHL subsidiary Senda Infraestructuras, Equitix, Kajima and Tuath is responsible for designing, financing, building and operating the project on a public-private partnership (PPP) basis.

Under the contract, the consortium is responsible for the construction and maintenance of 110 apartments and 355 houses along with the provision of management and maintenance services after construction for a period of 25 years.

OHL said that the project under the availability payment model is the second package of government investment in social housing in Ireland. The project covers the counties of Cork, Kildare, Clare, Galway, Waterford and Roscommon.

OHL along with Irish construction company JJ Rhatigan will complete the construction of the project.

The project will be construed using the Building Information Modelling (BIM) methodology and the almost zero energy consumption criterion, nZEB (Nearly Zero Energy Buildings), to meet the requirements of the Building Energy Efficiency Directive (2010/31/CE).

OHL said that the project is the first contract given to Senda Infraestructuras as a subsidiary of OHL in the area of promotion of concessions.

In addition to this contract in Ireland, through Senda Infraestructuras OHL has also secured the management contract of the Port of Roda de Bará (Tarragona), Marina Urola (Zumaia), Burgos Hospital, CHUM (Canada), Toledo Hospital, Canal de Navarra, the police stations of Horta and Sant Andreu (Barcelona) and also the Justice Center of Santiago de Chile.

The company is also constructing the forensic mental health hospital Portrane in Ireland for over €140m ($155m).

Recently, OHL through its subsidiary Judlau, has secured a €212m ($253m) project for the replacement of roadway deck in suspended spans at the Throgs Neck Bridge (TNB), New York.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority – Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (MTA TBTA) has awarded the project to the company.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Image: Torc Housing Partnership consortium plans to build 465 new houses in Ireland. Photo: courtesy of OBRASCÓN HUARTE LAIN, S.A.

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