Dublin City Architects, in agreement with the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (DHPCLG), have selected a pilot scheme to implement the forthcoming nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) standard for social housing at a 30 unit scheme located at North King Street, Dublin 7. The six-storey apartment scheme at Sean Foster Place was designed by Newenham Mulligan and Associates and received Planning Permission (through the Part 8 Planning process) in 2016.
above: Cherry Orchard Avenue, Adston Ltd. Building Contractors, handover November 2017 image by City Architects
Last week Dublin City Council (DCC) took possession of 24 new houses at Cherry Orchard Avenue, constructed by Adston Ltd. Building contractors, and most of the families have already moved in. This scheme is one of the four ‘Rapid Delivery’ sites being (more…)
Last week we gave you a general overview of the City Architects Division and the work that we do. This week we’re focusing on Housing, the area which makes up the lion’s share of our current programme.
07.10.2016SETTING NEW STANDARD IN HOUSING DESIGN
We are delighted that Rathmines Crescent is the first project in Ireland to be awarded with the Home Performance Index label which allows housing providers and private developers to highlight the quality and sustainability of their homes. (more…)
12.07.2016SOCIAL HOUSING AT RATHMINES CRESCENT
A social housing development was completed in Rathmines, Dublin 6, in early May 2016.
27.04.2015Peadar Kearney House, Railway Street
“Located in the one of the most disadvantaged areas of Dublin’s inner city, the regeneration of Liberty House (renamed Peadar Kearney House) has been a flagship project in the Integrated Area Plan that the City Council adopted for the north east inner city.
Dublin City Council is to receive €292m funding under an announcement made yesterday. It is to be accompanied by social housing delivery targets and is expected to reduce Dublin City Council’s social housing waiting list by 21% by the end of 2017. (more…)
29.10.2014Review of Open House Dublin 2014
Last weekend’s Open House event may be regarded as a high point in the on-going awareness raising initiative that the City Architects Conservation team have guided on Aungier Street – the first planned-suburb of the modern city commenced in 1660 outside the precinct of the medieval Castle. (more…)
13.08.2014Homeless Services, Parkgate Hall
For the past year, the homeless services provided by Dublin City Council have been based at Parkgate Hall, Conyngham Road. Here, a number of previously dispersed services are available to those in need as part of an integrated hub. In advance of their relocation to Parkgate Hall, City Architects carried out a number of alterations to the building to meet the services’ requirements.
21.07.2014Dublin House Launch, Monday 21 July
The Dublin House Project will be launched today, Monday 21st July, at 11:00. Among those in attendance will be the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Christy Burke, and City Architect, Ali Grehan. The launch will take place on the site advertised for the project, 29-30 Fishamble Street. (more…)