Galway City Council has granted planning permission to local developer Burkeway Homes for an additional 29 new homes in their development of Maoilín on the Ballymoneen Road on the western side of the city.
The approval for the fifth and final phase will bring to 102 the total number of homes in the development.
Previous phases on the site of just under eight acres have sold out in a matter of hours.
The first major development in more than seven years within Galway City, Maoilín addresses the surge in demand for quality, affordable and sustainable family homes in the city.
It was developed by Michael Burke, Managing Director of Burkeway Homes, in conjunction with renowned architects McCauley Daye O’Connell, Maoilín.
Mr Burke said: “Burkeway Homes has experienced a high demand for new residential units in Galway, due to a lack of growth within the construction industry over recent years.
“Buyer demand is exceptionally strong and with Knocknacarra being one of Galway’s largest and most popular residential suburbs, we are delighted to be providing the market with high quality, efficient homes.
“It’s great news that Galway City Council has granted a fifth phase at Maoilín. We will be sustaining and creating more construction jobs in Galway which is a great position to be in,” he said.
Niall Browne of O’Donnellan & Joyce Auctioneers said: “The Maoilín development has seen sustained growth in sales and enquiries with huge levels of interest with all phases selling out within weeks.
“Demand has proven to be very strong for these homes due to the popularity of the location, style of units offered, quality of build, ‘A’ BER Rating and consequently the very low running costs,” said Mr Browne.