A flagship project in Dublin City Council’s Integrated Area Plan for the north east inner city.
Colm Mac Craith

Colm MacCraith

Associate
Client
Dublin City Council
Architect
Paul Keogh Architects
Location
Railway Street, Dublin 1
Value
€11m
Market

Summary

Roughan & O’Donovan provided civil and structural design services for this regeneration project consisting of 56 social housing units, a community centre and underground parking.

We also provided the specification for the demolition of existing blocks with asbestos containing materials.

  • Peadar Kearney House should be the benchmark for future regeneration opportunities in the city.

    Alex Ely

    Author of the Mayor of London’s Housing Design Guide
  • Schemes such as Peadar Kearney House are about more than just homes. They are also about building sustainable communities.

    Alan Kelly

    Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government (2014-2016)

Solution

The scheme comprises a mixture of duplexes and apartments in 2 L-shaped blocks, 5 and 6 storeys high

The structure consists of piled foundations with in-situ concrete substructure and a hybrid in-situ, steel and precast concrete superstructure.

The existing combined drainage system on the site was replaced with a separate foul and surface water system

A new pumphouse was built for the water supply.

The flat in-situ roof slab to the car park serves as a landscaped open space and a playground area.

Most upper floor units have cantilevered balconies.

Challenge

Substantial watermain diversions and a relocation of district pump house were necessary to clear the site in advance of main construction.

Services provided:

  • Civil and structural engineering design
  • Construction management
  • Environmental engineering design
House

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