dlr launch 14 new homes for older persons in Sallynoggin
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is delighted to announce the completion of new housing for older persons at Rochestown House, Sallynoggin, Co. Dublin. The development provides a further 12 new one-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom homes as part of our housing delivery target of 1,563 social housing units by 2021. Funded under Rebuilding Ireland, this project is located in the former walled garden of Somerton House. Along with earlier phases, this project has provided a total of 60 high quality new homes for older persons.
To create a welcoming feel, the new homes are designed in a variety of styles using a warm brick and painted timber and are arranged around a courtyard with timber benches where residents can meet and socialise. The grounds are landscaped and residents can walk along meandering paths planted with new fruit trees, to recall the original use of the area as a kitchen garden for Somerton House.
The homes are built to the highest environmental standards in keeping with our ethos of providing bright, spacious, comfortable accommodation, with superb indoor air quality and low running costs. All of the units are connected to a combined heat and power plant which will ensure a comfortable and healthy indoor environment.
The project was designed by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s Architects Department and was built by Clancy Construction.
The second phase of the project won ‘Best Sustainable Building’ at the Royal Institute of Architects Ireland Architecture Awards in 2017.