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Dublin City Council is committed to using design to improve the attractiveness, liveability and sustainability of our built environment in its roles as planning authority, manager of public spaces and buildings and through its own construction projects.

Dublin City Architects is responsible for promoting design and providing architectural, urban and conservation design services to Dublin City Council. In doing this, we will:

  • Aim for Dublin’s citizens to enjoy the highest quality built environment; one that is clear, generous, appropriately scaled, positive to context, well made and which promotes access and inclusion.
  • Work to achieve excellence in the ordinary.
  • Consider places before buildings so that new developments contribute positively to public spaces.
  • Learn from the past in creating architecture that matches the quality and longevity of earlier periods.
  • Facilitate architecture that is contemporary, performs to the highest environmental standards, addresses climate change and is culturally cosmopolitan.

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07.11.2016DCC DANGEROUS BUILDINGS SECTION – OCTOBER

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5 Kenmare Parade, D7

‘Dangerous Buildings’ is a statutory section within DCC, under the direction of the City Architect, which is concerned with buildings, structures or sites deemed a danger to the public. It operates under the remit of the Local Government (Sanitary Services) Act 1964as amended.

‘Dangerous Buildings’ work includes monitoring, inspecting, reporting, removing or making safe any building or structure perceived to be a danger within the Dublin City Council area. A team of four DB Inspectors monitor and respond to reports on a day-to-day basis. We do not take action under DB legislation without proper and expert consideration. This will range from undertaking structural engineering surveys and obtaining detailed Conservation Officer advice where appropriate. We will always look to undertake the least invasive works in making a structure safe and only undertake demolition in whole or in part when absolutely necessary. It is also important to emphasise that, under the DB legislation, we cannot undertake remedial works to a property beyond ‘making safe’.

DB Notices are issued to the owners of properties advising necessary remedial action or, as a last resort, taking immediate action to remove danger and making safe. These Notices take the form of:

DB.3 (black) – requires the owner of the property to carry out the described works necessary within 28 days;

DB.2 (green) – requires the owner of the property to carry out the described works necessary within 14 days;

DB.1 (red) – enables the DB Inspector to access the site with the necessary equipment and personnel to immediately make safe and eliminate danger at the property or structure. DCC DB will look to recoup any costs associated with the works from the owner on completion.

Following on from the January, February, March, April, MayJuneAugust and September series of notices. DB1 notices issued in October 2016 are as follows:

 

10.2016 – 25a Barnmore Park, Finglas, D11

Open to entry, re-secured entrance door and window openings.

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10.2016 – Castle Elms Court, Greencastle Road, D 17

Resecured – Single story shed open to entry & walls to underground carpark unsafe.

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10.2016 – 5 Enaville Avenue, North Strand, D3.

Open to entry, re-secured entrance door and window openings.

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10.2016 – 2, First Avenue, Seville Place D1.

Open to entry, re-secured steel roller shutters

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10.2016 – 2a, Glenwood Road, Edenmore, D17

Open to entry, re-secured rear door and side gate.

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10.2016 – Clayton love Site, Jamestown Road,  Inchicore, D8

Open to entry, re-secured breach in front boundary fence.

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10.2016 – 5 Kenmare Parade, D7

Re-securing & attending to to compromised structural integrity terraced house due to car impact.

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10.2016 – 4a Kenmare Parade, D7

Open to entry, re-secured terraced house premises due to car impact.

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10.2016 – 65 Middle Abbey Street

Removed loose cast-iron pipe & concrete surround to rear of property

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10.2016 – 27-29 New South row, D8

Open to entry, re-secured ground floor door ope.

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10.2016 – 133 North Strand Road, D3

Propping & re-securing front wall & elevation.

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10.2016 – 4 Rehoboth Place, D8

Open to entry, re-secured ground floor door and window opes.

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10.2016 – 24 Reuben Street, D8

Removed broken glass &  re-secured first floor window opes.

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10.2016 – 4 Augustine Street, D8.

Re-secured partially collapsed hoarding.

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10.2016 – 37 Thomas Court, D8

Re-secured rear window opes.

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10.2016 – 72 Vernon Avenue, Clontarf, D3

Removal of unsecure chimney pots & render, 2no chimneys.

 

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