2020 Project Targets (Post 3 of 7) Estate Renewal Programme

Renewing and redeveloping older housing complexes in the city is a key area of the Council’s work on housing. This week we are giving an overview of the work on estate renewal projects managed in City Architects by Team 4.  This work programme covers projects that are intended to be delivered by the Council directly and also includes work to redevelop other brownfield non-housing sites for housing use.

Ballybough House
Image Credit: Jeanette Lowe

Projects of this nature involve considerable research and planning at the early stages to inform decision making and stakeholder engagement across many connected issues in order to consider the various options to deliver homes in a cost efficient and environmentally sustainable way.  This work starts with a feasibility study, which sets out options for development and a proposed strategy for how each site should be designed. Team 4 generally carry out this work directly, with some external consultant teams being engaged. The work for 2020 builds on a major city-wide review of the condition of housing sites completed by the team.

Preliminary feasibility sketch for estate renewal project at Dorset Street (drawing is indicative only).


Once a scheme is approved to proceed, the next step is to assign a design team. The project will either be developed in-house, through a consultant design team, or assigned to the system build programme for delivery through to construction and completion.

Planning application scheme for 46 homes at St. Finbarr’s Court, Cabra
Image Credit: Seán Harrington Architects

The following lists Team 4 estate renewal projects by name and location, size, team, and 2020 target. Abbreviations of design team roles are explained at the end of the list.