82 Houses, Community Facility, Shop Unit, External Works & Site Development Works – Balgaddy 8A, Ireland

82 Houses, Community Facility, Shop Unit, External Works & Site Development Works – Balgaddy 8A

Construction of 82 houses, community facility, shop unit, external works and site development works.

The brief was to design a new neighborhood of approx. 25 dwellings per acre, encouraging safety and security. The buildings are arranged so that residents overlook all streets and public areas where children can play and ‘hang out’. A shared surface of streets and pavements is complimented by robust ground floor red brick walls with white rendered walls and recessed blue planes above, creating a low maintenance, user-friendly environment. This continues inside the dwellings where residents have high quality timber windows that can be easily cleaned from the inside, easy to use locks and fittings and a very high level of finish generally. This is a new high-density neighbourhood of 84 dwellings for South Dublin County Council. The site is bounded to the north and west by existing residential development and a small hospital, to the south by a busy road and to the east by the local school grounds.

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Location

Dublin, Ireland

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Client

South Dublin County Council

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Contractor

GAMA Ireland Ltd.

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Project Duration

27 Months (November 2001 - January 2004)