Work on 200 new homes for Barna to start within weeks

Development due to commence in January, with Phase 1 house sales launching in spring next year

Work is due to start within weeks on a major new housing development for Barna, after it received the green light this week. Planning permission was granted for the 197-unit residential development by Burkeway Homes on an 18-acre site just 500m from the village.

With a gross development value of €60 million, the new development is due to commence in January, with Phase 1 house sales launching in spring next year and new homeowners expected to receive keys to their new home in spring 2020.

Working with award-winning architects McCauley Daye O’Connell, the Burkeway Homes development will comprise a mix of four bed detached, three and four bed semi-detached, two and three bed terrace homes, two bed townhouses and one, two and three bed apartments.

Barna housing 1

Speaking on the successful granting of planning permission, Burkeway Homes managing director Michael Burke says the business is thrilled to have received the green light to offer much-needed housing to the local Galway community, in the highly sought after Barna area.

“As with all of our developments, quality really is our cornerstone. We build for a better living, developing not only homes but a lifestyle and feeling of community. We believe that this exciting new development will succeed in doing just that. Our 18-acre site boasts some gorgeous existing features, which for us are important to maintain and integrate into our design, along with a wide range of additional amenities for our residents to enjoy,” he said.

Barna housing 2

The open space spanning four acres will include a crèche, outdoor putting green, playground, all-weather surface for year-round play, and tranquil walks, and parks located on the banks of the Truskey Stream, which runs through the centre of the development.

Another stand-out feature of the development will be an existing old walled orchard, which is being restored and preserved as a walled garden. Burkeway Homes is one of Ireland’s most successful property developers. This family run business has a wealth of experience, having been in operation for over 25 years.

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