Ardara Mews

Location: Wexford

Description:

This project comprised the demolition of a pair of old (c.1820) sub-standard semi-detached (converted stable block) living units and construction of two replacement modern 2/3 bedroom, two-storey energy efficient (A3-rated) replacement dwellings. One of the sites, from an elevated perspective, has a particularly pleasant view overlooking the public Redmond Park directly opposite, in which case an inverted living plan was adopted.

The semi-detached units (total combine floor area: 280 sq.m.) were subject to strict budgetary limits and were brought in on time and within budget offering exceptional value on a square footage build-cost assessment.

This modest project holds a high degree of relevance in that, from a design perspective at any rate, it is akin to that of Social and Affordable housing design. Ultimately, being developed for letting purposes, it needed to cover the broad base of (as of the time of construction, unknown) occupant/end user requirements.

The project also demonstrated innovative design to take full consideration of the site contextually, working in a very tight infill site area. The elevations generate interest to the streetscape with the respective entrances set back to the sides.

Role:

Full Architectural Services, comprising conceptual design, planning stage, tendering and construction stage inspections, plus BER Assessor, Cost Control Consultant and acting as the client’s PSDP representative.