Brewers Close, The Liberties, Dublin
BREWERS CLOSE provides modern high quality professionally managed accommodation for 245 students and includes 37 apartments in a 6/6 storey urban block. At ground floor level, it provides 3 retail units to activate street level and the public realm. In conjunction with the existing GSA New Mill Urban infill scheme, Brewers Corner creates a new street edge to Mill Street and Sweeneys Terrace with a dramatic corner feature.
The block arrangement provides a new publicly accessible amenity space at the Poddle river as well as the activation of the prominent corner to this former brownfield site as part of the urban regeneration of the Newmarket and Coombe area.
Master-planning has been the key to developing this quarter of Dublin 8. There is an urgent need in the city for student residences to increase off campus bedspaces significantly and to knit them into a cohesive community for a connected student experience. Brewers Corner completes the urban block at connects its living precinct through a series of interconnected landscaped pedestrian walkways and routes.