Integrated Design Team Appointed for Emmet Road Development


The redevelopment of the significant lands at Emmet Road in Inchicore, Dublin 8, site of the former St. Michael’s Estate, is progressing with the appointment of a team led by Bucholz McEvoy Architects to design and manage the construction of the planned affordable cost-rental development.

The team led by Bucholz McEvoy was appointed through a tender competition under the DCC Framework for Architect-led multi-disciplinary design teams.

Lands at Emmet Road. Image: Google Earth, 2019

Building on the Development Framework Plan prepared by an urban design team led by DMOD Architects in 2019, the team will develop affordable cost-rental proposals in order to achieve the objective of creating a sustainable new neighbourhood,integrated with the wider Inchicore community. As noted in a previous blog post the scale of the redevelopment creates theopportunity to provide a diverse range of homes with a mix of community and commercial accommodation designed around new public open spacesthat achieve a quality of place in a sustainable way.


Development Framework Plan, indicative proposal. Image: DMOD Architects

The design team have initiated meetings with some of the local community groups and will be arranging a number of workshops and consultations with the community and other stakeholders in the coming months to inform the development of the design proposals.

The Integrated Design Team is made up of:

Architect: Bucholz McEvoy Architects

Civil & Structural Engineer/Traffic Engineer: O’Connor Sutton Cronin & Associates Ltd.

Mechanical/Electrical Engineer/Energy & Sustainability Consultant: IN2 Engineering Design Partnership Ltd.

Quantity Surveyor: Currie & Brown (Ireland) Ltd.

Landscape Architect: Bernard Seymour Landscape Architects

Conservation Architect: Blackwood Associates Architects

Fire Safety Design: Michael Slattery Associates

Assigned Certifier: i3PT Certification Association Ltd.

PSDP: Linesight

EIAR Consultant: John Spain Associates

Archaeologist: Irish Archaeological Consultancy Ltd.