This redevelopment and extension of an existing 1970’s sheltered housing scheme presented many challenges on a tight urban site, which we completed in three phases commencing with an Energy Retrofit to existing apartments in Block 2, a Passivhaus Europhit refurbishment of Block 1, and finally 14 new-build units to full Passivhaus Standard. The M&E value was in excess of €2m.
Designing the upgrade and extension of an existing 1970’s 2-storey apartment block into a Passivhaus-certified 3-storey block. Significant fabric, airtightness, Part M and Part L upgrades.
Passivhaus Certification achieved, Winner – 2017 Sustainability Project of the Year RIAI Architecture Awards.
TV & Comms Upgrade, with 1 GB capability. Full upgrade of Primary Electrical Services throughout Block and District Heating to each apartment. LED Lighting throughout delivered.
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Architects Department
Levins Associates Surveyors
Clifton Scannell Emerson & Associates