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Dominick Street Regeneration Project

72 Social Housing Units for Central Dublin: A new inner-city mixed-use development on a brownfield site
Client: Dublin City Council, public contract
Status: Completed 2022

Joint venture with Cotter Naessens Architects 

A mixed-use development providing 72 social housing units (67 apartments, 5 houses) with a community centre, retail and commercial units at ground level, over basement car parking, storage and plant rooms. The accommodation is arranged in a 6-storey main block, addressing Dominick Street Lower, with another block on the corner with Parnell Street and a lower block of 3 storey townhouses on to Dominick Place.

Dominick Street Lower, Dominick Place, and Granby Place form the site boundaries

to the south, west and north respectively; adjoining properties form the boundary at Parnell Street. The site is zoned as a Strategic Development and Regeneration Area (SDRA 10) within the Lower Dominick Street Regeneration Masterplan. Work on the site to date has resulted in the demolition of five 1960’s housing blocks to the east of Dominick Street Lower and the creation of a new east-west link road (Dominick Place).

The guiding principles for the regeneration of the site are (i) to integrate a fine grain of new development within the historic streetscape, (ii) to provide a high-quality contemporary architecture to add to the rich tectonic legacy of the built environment in this part of the north city centre, and (iii) to institute a high-quality public realm in its environs.