The “Margaret Kennedy Road and Court” development now provides 54 new homes consisting of 38 houses and 16 apartments and is the first phase of the overall Framework Development Plan for the regeneration of St Teresa’s Gardens.

Once one of the city’s largest council flat complexes, St Teresa’s Gardens, on Donore Avenue, was earmarked for regeneration in 2005, but the plan was scrapped in 2009 after the collapse of the property market.

Recently it was announced that plans to build a 22-storey tower have been scaled back  following local opposition to the size and height of the planned development. The redesign of the development at the site of the St Teresa’s Gardens flat complex will result in about about one hundred fewer homes.

According to reports in local media the total number of homes expected to be delivered has been reduced from 700 to about 540.