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Hanover Quay Development, Dublin
Client : Dublin Docklands Development Authority/Park Developments (Dublin) Ltd
Value : £89.4m (€100m)
This mixed use development in the Grand Canal Docks area of Dublin city centre was commissioned by the Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA), a State body charged with docklands regeneration.
In addition to both private and “Social and Affordable” apartments, the scheme includes substantial retail and commercial units which overlooking Hanover Quay and the river Liffey to the North and Grand Canal Dock to the South.
A key objective of the DDDA ensured that the social housing element of the scheme enjoys all the similar benefits of the private housing, including own door access to streets, similar construction standards and access to communal gardens and play areas.
The development comprises of 292 apartments, 4,500m2 offices, 1000m2 retail space, a crèche and a pub/restaurant.
The courtyard garden was designed by the famous Irish Garden Designer Diarmuid Gavin. It started its life as a concept-garden at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2005 where it won a Silver Gilt Medal for design. After Chelsea the garden took up its permanent home in the courtyard at Hanover Quay.
Sisk provided the Construction Management role on this project and working together with the design team utilised a number of fast track construction innovations including bathroom & kitchen pods and precast concrete frame & cladding panels.
Property awards, Best residential Development 2004
Best Housing Award, RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2007
Best Housing award, Opus Architecture and Construction Awards 2007
Silver Medal for Housing , RIAI 2009