121-home Bearna development to provide 150 jobs for the local community with €30m investment in construction over three years

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The team at Burkeway Homes have said they are relishing the opportunity to begin works on 121 houses in Bearna in June, adding that offering assistance and ensuring integration with the local community will remain a key priority for the firm.

An Bord Pleanála granted planning permission for the development on February 17th this year, and the company have said they are excited to begin initial works on the development in June, and in doing so help to expand and develop the community of Bearna.

The project is expected to be completed in 2024 with an investment of over €30m in the construction phase, as well as providing 150 jobs to the local Galway economy over the course of the three-year scheme.

In addition to the housing development, Burkeway Homes have said they are committed to the expansion and enhancement of the wider local community with a number of public amenities also included in the new Bearna development, such as: 

  • Provision of a much-needed footpath connectivity link along the busy L-1321 to link the Moycullen country road to the village in a much safer manner
  • Development of a crèche facility with associated outdoor play areas and parking
  • Provision of shared communal and private open space, car and bicycle parking, site landscaping
  • Provision of a public linear park along the Trusky Stream
  • Playgrounds, pocket parks, outdoor play area

Managing Director of Burkeway Homes Michael Burke said:

“Community is at the heart of all our developments, we endeavour to create spaces and places that suit everybody at all stages in life. As well as benefiting its residents our developments always seek to enhance and improve the overall neighbourhood. Our schemes are designed by award- winning architects, McCauley Daye O’Connell with whom we have a long-standing professional relationship with. Like us, they understand the importance of creating developments that are appropriate for the natural surroundings. 

“The development of the Bearna scheme will bring a variety of homes to the village, a widely sought-after place to live where houses are currently in short supply. 

“The mix of homes we will be providing gives everyone an opportunity to buy a suitable home, there will be young couples starting out, single people getting on the ladder, upsizing options for growing families and downsizing opportunities for locals who wish to change to an A-rated efficient home.

“Local businesses will benefit enormously from this development, there will be a lot more foot traffic in the area which will help to support the local economy and will also lead the way for further growth of businesses and more infrastructure in Bearna.

“We view the continued development and expansion of this community as one of our top priorities as we begin work this summer.”

The 121 homes in Bearna will feature a number of different types of housing, such as

  • One and two-bedroom apartments
  • Two-bedroom garden level apartments and three-bedroom duplex homes
  • Three and four- bedroom semi-detatched and terraced houses
  • Large four- bedroom detached houses

Burkeway Homes are committed to the protection and preservation of the Irish language in the area and welcome the An Board Pleanála planning condition which means that at least 20% of home owners in the development  must “demonstrate the ability to preserve and protect the language and culture of the Gaeltacht.”

Mr Burke also added that the large amount of green space in the scheme will add a unique element to the development, with small parks and amenities enhancing the area for the future homeowners, as well as the local community. Native

Bearna Stone from the site will be used to build all stone walls within the development further adding to the integration of the development with its natural surroundings.

With building set to commence in June, perspective homeowners can follow the journey and get the latest news and updates on the Burkeway Homes website – www.burkeway.ie, or on their social channels; Instagram @burkeway_homes or Facebook\BurkewayHomes


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