PROJECT

St. Mary's Mansions Deep-retrofit of 80 apartments

Completion of the deep-retrofit of St Marys Mansions is another major step in the regeneration of Dublin’s North Inner City, providing high quality housing around a landscaped courtyard with children’s play areas.

Clúid Housing Association appointed COADY Architects to lead this major regeneration, involving adding two floors and reconfiguring the existing 1940’s concrete structure on Sean McDermott Street Dublin.

CATEGORY

Residential

CLIENT

Cluid Housing Association

SERVICES

Full Architectural Design Service

VALUE

€23 million

STATUS

Completed, 2020

Project Overview

Completion of the deep-retrofit of St Marys Mansions is another major step in the regeneration of Dublin’s North Inner City, providing high quality housing around a landscaped courtyard with children’s play areas.

Clúid Housing Association appointed COADY Architects to lead this major regeneration, involving adding two floors and reconfiguring the existing 1940’s concrete structure on Sean McDermott Street Dublin.

The project is the largest deep-retrofit project in the country. The existing 80 apartments were stripped back to the original concrete shell and enlarged to comply with current spatial standards. Two additional floors were added to achieve the same quantum of homes. The apartments are all low energy with central plant located in the original basement, which was designed as a wartime bomb shelter, with PV panels on the roof, with typically A3 BER.

This project was delivered through a partnership between Clúid & Dublin City Council, the European Investment Bank, the Housing Finance Agency, Inner City Organisations Network (ICON) and Rebuilding Ireland.

The first residents have been welcomed back to St Mary’s Mansions after the €23m redevelopment. A total of 25 original residents will be moving back in with many of the remaining 55 apartments going to families from the surrounding area.

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien said the scheme will be a model for future regeneration projects, which he wants to see built quickly to the same quality.