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Charlemont Street Masterplan

In 2003, following a competitive interview process, Dublin City Council commissioned PKA to prepare a master plan for the council-owned lands at Charlemont Street, Dublin 2.

The existing flats on the site contain a total of 181 units in six blocks, and the city council's objective was to optimise the site's potential, but in a manner that would be economically, socially and environmentally sustainable.

PKA's master plan provides a vision for a total regeneration project, replacing the existing 1960s flats with a mixture of social, affordable and private housing plus new community facilities and complimentary commercial uses.

The plan is designed around a new urban structure, and PKA's proposed street network provides the area with accessible pedestrian connections to local amenities, services and neighbourhood facilities.

Following completion of the master plan, and with residents' and elected members' unanimous approval, PKA were commissioned to advance the scheme design for a first phase of 70 social housing units on the part of the site bounded by Charlemont Street, Tom Kelly Road and the former St. Ultan's Flats site.

Client: Dublin City Council
Value: €60,000,000

Size: 246 no. residential units, 16 commercial units & community facilities
Reference: Mr. Kieran Gallagher, Deputy City Architect, DCC
Design: 2003
Completion: 2008