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"Well designed places, well designed homes, well designed public domains create value, respect, empathy between people."*

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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15.08.2018City Architects – Dublin City Council Housing Projects Update

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New Build Housing completed 2018, Belcamp  Image: Paul Tierney

Here is an update on the public housing projects under City Architects direction on behalf of Dublin City Council Housing department. Projects are varied and include new build, refurbishment and extensions of existing DCC homes.

Approximately 150 homes will be completed by the end of 2018 and 270+ homes by the end of 2019. In addition a further 950+ homes are planned to commence over the next two years.

These include the following;
2018 completions
• Vacant bedsit amalgamations at St. Bricin’s Park, D7; Basin St, D8; Glasanoan Court, D11 and Richmond Road, D3.
• New system build homes at Cherry Orchard, D10 (phase 1); Woodbank Ave and Rathvilly Park D11.
• Phase 1: New build and refurbishment of existing homes at Dolphin House, a key City Architect regeneration project

• Individual house extensions and adaptation works

2019 completions
• Refurbishment of existing apartments at Priory Hall, D13 and Ballybough Road, D3
• New system build homes at Cherry Orchard (phase 2); Fishamble St, D2 and Bunratty Road, D17
• Individual house extensions and adaptation works

2018 Commencements
• Phase 1 new build at O’Devaney Gardens, D7, another key regeneration project due for completion 2020;
• New homes at Cornamona Court, D10; Margaret Kennedy Sq, D8; Dominick St, D1 and North King St, D7

2019 Commencements
• New Build at Croke Villas, D3; Infirmary Road, D7 and Phase 2 of Dolphin House D8
• System build homes at Bonham St, D8; Cork St D8; Chapelizod D20; Woodville, D5 and Grand Canal Basin, D2
• Traveller Housing: Provision of new and upgrading of existing accommodation at various sites

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Refurbishment Project at Glasaonon, D 11, Completed 2018    Image: Paul Tierney

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