Following a competitive tender process in 2010, PKA was appointed by the Leighlinbridge Housing Association to design this sheltered housing and communal building development at Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow.
The site is located in the centre of Leighlinbridge village, beside the parish church and community centre and in the grounds of the old presbytery building, a protected structure.
PKA’s design consists of two single-storey terraces, aligned along the existing site avenue, with the communal building between the two as a focus for the residents, providing a total of 15 units.
Creating a street, overlooked by the residential units, provides for security and passive-surveillance, with landscaping and seating areas provided to generate a sense of community among the residents.
Each unit is a two-bedroom apartment suitable for both single or double occupancy. An additional bedroom can be used as a guest bedroom, study or for a live-in nurse or carer.
Accessibility has been fully considered and all units are planned in compliance with the Building Regulations and best practice: the life- time homes standards published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Client: Leighlinbridge Housing Association
Size: 1,135 sqm
Reference: Edward Meaney, Chairperson, Leighlinbridge Housing Association.