Cornamona Court, an estate of sixty-one social houses and apartments in Ballyfermot, Dublin 10, reached substantial completion in April 2023.
Constructed by Dublin City Council as part of its Housing Strategy 2020, the €21 million development delivers new social housing for both general needs and senior citizen homes.
ROD provided civil and structural engineering services for the development, with Paul Keogh Architects, Austin Reddy & Company (QS), Varming Consulting Engineers (M&E) and CSR (Landscape Architect) making up the other members of the design team. The main contractor was Cunningham Contracts Limited (CCL).
The new estate is located on the site of an old complex of single-storey senior citizens’ housing that was demolished by the Council in 2007 to make way for the new development. Situated close to Ballyfermot’s busy main street, with its shops, library, sports and community buildings, it will provide residents with a vibrant community to live and work in.
The estate comprises four and five-storey over basement apartment blocks and a terrace of 16 two-storey dwellings to the west of the site. The buildings are punctuated externally by an attractive mix of brick and brick-expression facades which, together with the detailing of the private balconies, enhance the overall attractiveness of the development.
Designed to achieve an ‘A’ rated Building Energy Rating, as well as full near zero-energy building (NZEB) compliance, the development features solar panels, heat recovery systems, and uses its thermal mass and a highly insulated building fabric.
ROD worked closely with the main contractor during the construction stage to ensure the buildings, which were modelled in 3D using REVIT, were delivered to the highest standard.