The Ballymun Regeneration project was Dublin City Council’s flagship urban regeneration project, designed to replace a run down 1960s social housing project through the demolition and replacement of tower blocks new housing and integrated leisure, community, retail and business facilities.
Waterman Moylan was appointed to provide civil and structural engineering consultancy services over a ten-year period for a one of five zones in several residential, leisure and environmental schemes within the development, ranging in size from four to over 100 units.
The housing schemes are an innovative mix of two, three and four-storey units. The designs include a range of energy efficient measures such as solar panels, ground heat exchange systems and ambitious standards of insulation.
Existing housing areas that were retained were upgraded, with renewal and reorganization of buried services and utilities, the reconfiguration of access, parking and pedestrian links and the creation of landscaped pocket parks. A new dedicated crèche facility and a sports and community centre were completed as part of the Sillogue/Sandyhill regeneration.
Each scheme has its own distinctive character with 540 homes being provided in total.
Client: Ballymun Regeneration Ltd
Architect: M V Cullinane / Howley Harrington / APRL / Gardiner Architects