The guest speaker was Ray Gastil, the discussion was chaired by Diarmaid Lawlor, and the DCC client was Gerry Geraghty. A full list of participants is below.
The provision of housing services is one of the principal functions of Dublin City Council, which maintains a property portfolio of over 26,000 dwellings within its administrative area.
As the design, delivery and management of housing is increasingly been outsourced to third parties, how does the City Council ensure that housing supply is designed and constructed to the highest possible standards, and that the city receives the maximum return from public investment?
In the past, Dublin City Council directly provided all its own housing stock, by designing, constructing and maintaining dwellings for rent (and possible later sale) to tenants. Today, much of the City Council’s housing provision is outsourced, through various delivery mechanisms such as PPP’s, Part V etc. However, high profile cases have emerged, which have unveiled deficiencies in these models. Cities similar to Dublin in the UK have utilised alternative methods of housing delivery and procurement -what can Dublin learn from these cities?
What criteria is required when assessing applications from private developers to ensure the city obtains maximum value and best quality for all parties concerned?
What could be piloted in 2015?
Devise a 2015 pilot initiative to guide Dublin City Council in procuring optimum quality and value public housing developments from the private sector.
Please see the group’s key slide plenary session presentation below.
Deirdre Ni Rathallaigh
Diarmaid Lawlor - Chair
Gerry Geraghty - DCC Client
Luke Meehan - Visualiser
Ray Gastil - Guest Speaker