PROJECT

Fr. Scully House, Dublin

The Catholic Housing Aid Society (CHAS) appointed Coady Architects to masterplan the re-development of a .415 hectare site off Gardiner Street and Grenville Street, near Mountjoy Square in Dublin. CHAS is a housing association devoted to the needs of the elderly who required good rental accommodation.

The masterplan, developed to optimise the use of the site, proposes the demolition of four existing buildings of varying design and height, providing a total of 128 one and two bedroomed apartments in these buildings of varying height and design.

CATEGORY

Residential

CLIENT

Catholic Housing Aid Society (CHAS)

SERVICES

Masterplanning, Design & Planning, Construction & Delivery

VALUE

STATUS

Completed, 2014

Project Overview

The Catholic Housing Aid Society (CHAS) appointed Coady Architects to masterplan the re-development of a .415 hectare site off Gardiner Street and Grenville Street, near Mountjoy Square in Dublin. CHAS is a housing association devoted to the needs of the elderly who required good rental accommodation.

The masterplan, developed to optimise the use of the site, proposes the demolition of four existing buildings of varying design and height, providing a total of 128 one and two bedroomed apartments in these buildings of varying height and design.

The buildings are sited around a semi-private planted courtyard. Most apartments have dual aspect and all living rooms face south or west and have generous balconies. The chosen height of the buildings ensures that sun reaches the central courtyard throughout each day.

The apartments are linked at ground level to a range of community, administration and social areas. The estate will be managed by on-site personnel.

The materials of the extension are chosen for their warmth, durability and appropriateness. The buildings will benefit from passive solar gain, are naturally ventilated and will have very high insulation values.

The first two phases consisting of 99 apartments over commercial units at ground level.