Official opening of Respond 67 housing units in Waterford

I congratulate Respond for the development of St. John’s College. Delivering these 67 units was no small feat and I’m aware that Waterford City and County Council was very anxious to see this project progressed in the context of protecting the architectural heritage of the City.

The inclusion of up to 10 additional single units for special needs including homeless households on the ground floor was also a significant addition to the project.

Pictures by Patrick Browne.

22/07/2016. FREE TO USE IMAGE. Pictured on Friday 22nd July, at the official opening of  John’s College Redevelopment. Pictured speaking is Damien English T.D. Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewel. Picture: Patrick Browne Formal Opening of John’s College Redevelopment   Stage One Completed:  Ten Years of Redevelopment Planning/Construction is now completed.     On conclusion of the acquisition and planning, the actual re-construction of John’s College began in March 2014 by Respond! Ltd and was completed in November 2016 by Mythen Construction, ahead of schedule. The impressive development includes 21 new apartments in the College, with a 10-bed group home and 36 new-build one-bed apartments overlooking the Folly. The total redevelopment costs came to €12 million. All of the residents in John’s College came from the Waterford City and County Local Authority waiting list. The apartments cater mainly for Older People and people with specific needs and requirements who are capable of independent living.   On Friday 22nd July, the Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal, Damien English, T.D. performed the official opening of the John’s College campus in Waterford with a large crowd of distinguished guests in attendance. The Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Very Reverent Alphonsus Cullinan and Dean Maria Jansson carried out a blessing of the campus. The recently elected Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. Adam Wyse was in attendance and was highly impressed with the redevelopment.   According to the John’s College Facilities Co-ordinator, David Phelan: “All of the residents have now moved in and are very happy with their accommodation and the support services offered in John’s College. We are currently running a number of activation and recreational programmes for our tenants and the wider Waterford community to counteract the effects of loneliness and social isolation.’   Stage Two Now beginning:   Respond SUPPORT L

22/07/2016. FREE TO USE IMAGE. Pictured on Friday 22nd July, at the official opening of  John’s College Redevelopment. Pictured cutting the cake Sen. Grace O'Sullivan, Damien English T.D. Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewel and his son Harvey and Fr. Pat Cogan ofm, Founding Director of Respond!. Picture: Patrick Browne Formal Opening of John’s College Redevelopment   Stage One Completed:  Ten Years of Redevelopment Planning/Construction is now completed.     On conclusion of the acquisition and planning, the actual re-construction of John’s College began in March 2014 by Respond! Ltd and was completed in November 2016 by Mythen Construction, ahead of schedule. The impressive development includes 21 new apartments in the College, with a 10-bed group home and 36 new-build one-bed apartments overlooking the Folly. The total redevelopment costs came to €12 million. All of the residents in John’s College came from the Waterford City and County Local Authority waiting list. The apartments cater mainly for Older People and people with specific needs and requirements who are capable of independent living.   On Friday 22nd July, the Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal, Damien English, T.D. performed the official opening of the John’s College campus in Waterford with a large crowd of distinguished guests in attendance. The Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Very Reverent Alphonsus Cullinan and Dean Maria Jansson carried out a blessing of the campus. The recently elected Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. Adam Wyse was in attendance and was highly impressed with the redevelopment.   According to the John’s College Facilities Co-ordinator, David Phelan: “All of the residents have now moved in and are very happy with their accommodation and the support services offered in John’s College. We are currently running a number of activation and recreational programmes for our tenants and the wider Waterford community to counteract

22/07/2016. FREE TO USE IMAGE. Pictured on Friday 22nd July, at the official opening of  John’s College Redevelopment. Pictured cutting the cake are Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr Adam Wyse, Tom Power, Respond Support, Sen. Grace O'Sullivan, Damien English T.D. Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewel and his son Harvey, Fr. Pat Cogan ofm, Founding Director of Respond! and Cllr. Mary Butler. Picture: Patrick Browne Formal Opening of John’s College Redevelopment   Stage One Completed:  Ten Years of Redevelopment Planning/Construction is now completed.     On conclusion of the acquisition and planning, the actual re-construction of John’s College began in March 2014 by Respond! Ltd and was completed in November 2016 by Mythen Construction, ahead of schedule. The impressive development includes 21 new apartments in the College, with a 10-bed group home and 36 new-build one-bed apartments overlooking the Folly. The total redevelopment costs came to €12 million. All of the residents in John’s College came from the Waterford City and County Local Authority waiting list. The apartments cater mainly for Older People and people with specific needs and requirements who are capable of independent living.   On Friday 22nd July, the Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal, Damien English, T.D. performed the official opening of the John’s College campus in Waterford with a large crowd of distinguished guests in attendance. The Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Very Reverent Alphonsus Cullinan and Dean Maria Jansson carried out a blessing of the campus. The recently elected Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. Adam Wyse was in attendance and was highly impressed with the redevelopment.   According to the John’s College Facilities Co-ordinator, David Phelan: “All of the residents have now moved in and are very happy with their accommodation and the support services offered in John’s College. We are currently running a number of

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