Fr. Scully House Social Housing Development
Client: Catholic Housing Aid Society
Architect: Coady Partnership Architects
Services Provided: C&S Engineering Services
Project Duration: 2005 – 2014
This major city centre development adjoining the Georgian heritage structures of Mountjoy Square won the ‘Housing Building Project of the Year’ Award 2016 at the Irish Building and Design Awards.
The redevelopment of this inner city site of social housing for the Catholic Housing Association took into consideration the existing housing in four discrete blocks. The client had a short to medium term need to provide modern facilities for two of the blocks which had reached the end of their serviceable life. A master plan was prepared in order that the immediate construction was future proofed so that when the remaining two blocks could be redeveloped.
The demolition of the 1960’s building which fronted onto Gardiner Street had to take close consideration of the existing Georgian listed building adjacent, including temporary propping. The carrying out of the advance contract enabled detailed design to be carried out during its execution.
The main construction project comprised 99 apartments in two blocks together with community facility and three commercial units at ground floor. The project was completed in 2014.