Marmalade Lane, Dundrum, Co. Dublin
Gort Muire in Dundrum is the location of the institutional lands of the Carmelite Orders. The lands consist of a range of Protected Structures and 20th Century buildings surrounded by gardens and former agricultural fields lands.
It is proposed that the Marmalade Lane Residential development will provide an effective, efficient and sustainable use for a portion of this serviced site located close to a wide range of existing local services and excellent public transport linkages.
This new residential community will convert unused agricultural lands close to Dundrum Town Centre into a new infill development that will bring connectivity across the surrounding suburban residential communities.
The concept for the scheme is to increase connectivity with the adjoining Ballawley Park which is extended into and across the site.
The new landscaped park is drawn into a series of open residential courtyards via a number of pedestrian and cyclist routes. These routes filter through the soft landscaped residential amenity spaces and into the Arrivals Courtyard which is the key nodal space on the site. The entrance to the Arrivals Courtyard from the public road is marked by a historic water tower at the end of a winding avenue. The courtyard is an urban space – a transition from vehicular to pedestrian movement.
It is a hub, where the primary building hosts the resident’s amenity spaces, a creche, cafe and the management offices for the development.