Work got underway at the Convent Lands this week, 18 months after the county council gave approval for the project, and will provide19 one-bed, 22 two-bed and ten three-bed units when completed.
Sinn Féin in Wicklow has given a cautious welcome to the news that work has begun on the development of 51 new Social houses in Wicklow town.
Wicklow TD John Brady says the current planning process in place slowed down the start of the works.
He’s called on the Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy to address these issues, to ensure that badly needed projects such as this one, can progress much quicker.
The Government has chosen a group of companies to help it build hundreds of new homes.
The Comhar consortium will start work straight away on 534 homes in Dublin, Louth, Kildare and Wicklow.
It's the first time social housing will be built in Ireland using a Public-Private Partnership scheme.
Ayrfield in Malahide, Corkagh Grange in South Dublin, and Scribblestown in Finglas will be home to the biggest developments in the project.