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 and valued at €100m.
In addition to both private and social and affordable apartments, the scheme includes substantial retail and commercial units 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 consists of 292 apartments, offices, retail space, a crèche, a pub and 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.