2020 Project review and 2021 Project targets (post 2 of 7): Public Housing using ‘traditional’ contracts

Dominick Street Lower, Dublin 1. Photo: Duggan Brothers Contractors Ltd.

Following on from our series of Blog posts in early 2020, this is the first of seven posts reviewing progress made in 2020 and outlining our project targets for this year. This post covers new-build public housing using ‘traditional’ building contracts.

This area of work is delivered by Dublin City Council’s City Architect Division, who provide the full architectural service or manage consultant architects. Other design team members are quantity surveyors (in-house or consultant), consultant civil and structural engineers, mechanical, electrical and sustainability engineers, landscape architects, and quality and safety specialists. City Architect in-house engineers manage project site investigation and site enabling works. All public procurement, be it procurement of the design team or the building contractor, is managed by City Architects. The following lists current public housing projects by name and location, size, design and contractor team (if on site). Abbreviations of design team roles are explained at the end of the list.

COVID 19 has impacted our project programmes, and the resultant delays have varied depending on the project stage i.e. feasibility, design, planning or construction stages. Project programmed on-site have suffered directly due to COVID 19 related shutdowns, and again due to the imposition of revised working procedures to comply with safe working requirements and protective distancing.


St. Teresas Gardens, Donore Avenue. Photo: Liam Driscoll.


Cormamona Court, Ballyfermot. Photo: Gary Tarr.