Colmcille House is an infill development of 23 apartments over 7 stories for Bartra Real Estate Ltd.
The scheme provides a welcome addition to Blackhall Place in redeveloping a vacant infill site along the city connection between Stoneybatter and the Quays.
The design strategy reinstates the building line to the street in a compact form with a single stair and lift core, with a stepped form responding to the adjacent varying building heights. A private landscaped court facing west provides an attractive oasis for the residents from the busy street.
Ground floor apartments are setback with a landscaped privacy strip to protect their amenity. The elevation treatment is primarily of brick to reflect the local materiality of Stoneybatter, with elements of render to provide variation and lightness of the stepped form.
The site is an excellent city center location, within walking distance of Smithfield LUAS stop, and wonderful views over the city.