• Client: Nazareth Housing Association
  • Architect: Hamilton Young Architects
  • Quantity Surveyor: Jennings O’Donovan & Partners
  • Duration: February 2011 - June 2012
  • Contract value: €4.5M
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The philosophy of the project was to provide a sheltered housing scheme for the elderly of environmentally sustainable A-rated houses suitable for lifetime living with high levels of insulation and an innovative technologically advanced heating and hot water system.

The project included:

  •  49 no. sheltered houses; one-bedroom single-storey terraced type in 8 no. separate blocks from 5 to 7 units each. The blocks were arranged in a campus style parkland setting. The form of the houses were blockwork construction, part tiled mono-pitch and part metal finished (zinc or similar) flat roofed, to match the style of the existing care facility.
  • Caretaker’s facility in a detached 2-storey 3-bedroomed house, of blockwork construction and part tiled mono-pitch and part metal finished flat roof.
  • Foundations included piles and groundbeams as a substantial part of the site was made-up ground.
  • The houses have a high efficiency heating and plumbing system utilising heat pump technology, pressurised water system and underfloor heating.
  • Siteworks comprised high quality landscaping, semiprivate rear patios to each house and interconnecting footpaths. The road was already substantially in-situ and parking was provided at the roadside, separate to the houses.
  • Civil works included all foundations, retaining walls and drainage services.

The works were carried out in close proximity to a fully functioning residential care unit.