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Liberty House Regeneration

Dublin City Council’s Integrated Area Plan for the North East Inner City area aims to rejuvenate one of Dublin’s most deprived districts; and transform it into a neighbourhood where people and families would choose to live and work, today and in the future.

In 2003 PKA were appointed by the City Council as architects for the redevelopment of a key part of the plan; the regeneration of the Liberty House complex between Foley Street and Sean McDermott Street, providing a series of urban spaces linking the streets and improving the environment of the area.

The project involves demolition of one of the existing 1960s slab blocks, and its replacement with a mixed development, accommodating new and existing residents. PKA’s proposal contains a total of 56 no. units, with a mixture of duplexes and apartments.

The project aspires to be a model of sustainability. Using energy saving strategies such as passive solar gain, self-condensing boilers, solar water heating, heat recovery systems, highly insulated building fabric and waste recycling, the project is designed to achieve an A building energy rating.

The project was completed in August 2014 both on budget and ahead of programme.

Client: Dublin City Council

Value: €10,000,000

Size: 56 No. Residential units

Reference: Ms Dervla Cotter, Senior Architect, Dublin City Council
Design: 2003-2005
Completion: 2014