Herberton, Dublin

The development at Herberton Street is a PPP (Public Private Partnership) mixed-use urban regeneration of a former local authority housing scheme. The completed development has created a new urban quarter that re-integrates the area into the fabric of the city. The location is an important marker on the regeneration of the area as is sits adjacent one of the LUAS train stops and is strategically located near the St James’ Hospital.

The complex brief asked for a wide range of residential tenures to be accommodated. Social, affordable, private rented and owner-occupied units were provided in a carefully managed scheme fostering a cohesive social mix throughout the large development site.

A key component of the development was the careful management of the streetscape and in particular the animation of shops and facilities. Apartments were delivered over the shops with access from the street helps focus pedestrian traffic helping in the passive security of the spaces. Residents were also provided with raised courtyards allowing safe and secure play space and amenity.

The development reopens previously closed circulation routes, extending roads through the site and providing a new public space as a focus for the wider community. New leisure amenities include a community centre and crèche, leisure centre and an all-weather football pitch. Play areas are provided for the various different age groups allowing for focused design and safety including areas of both hard and soft landscaping

All council tenants remained on site throughout the rebuilding, protecting the existing community and its social structure. The new development not only reinvigorated the spaces but the provided the tenants with quality design accommodating modern space standards, including storage space and private open space which is generous throughout.

  • Area

    66,000 m² (710,160 ft²)
  • Residential Units

    615 Apartments
  • Awards

    Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI), 2010 Awards, Highly Commended, Housing Category

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