Colm Mac Craith

Colm MacCraith

Dublin City Council
Paul Keogh Architects
Railway Street, Dublin 1


Roughan & O’Donovan provided civil and structural engineering and 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.


The scheme comprises a mixture of duplexes and apartments in two L-shaped blocks, five and six storeys high. Most upper floor units have cantilevered balconies.

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

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.

  • 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)


Substantial watermain diversions and the relocation of a 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

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