Walter P Toolan and Son’s Solicitors, Balinamore, Co. Leitrim

Date:

Completed 2006

Key features:

Naturally ventilated offices, Courtyards for ventilation strategy and for views from offices, high quality day lighting, individual controls for staff, wood pellet boiler installation

Types of work:

Low energy office development

Special areas:

The use of good day lighting throughout for the well-being of occupants

Other considerations:

Urban site with design and construction restrictions.

 

 

 

 

 

Residential and Retail development at High, St Sligo

Proposed plans

Date:

2005-2007

Key features:

Development within Architectural Conservation Area

Types of work:

Commercial development of apartments and retail units

Special areas:

This development is located in the Courthouse Architectural Conservation Area and had a previous history of un-successful planning applications. The new approach to the site respects the UNESCO ‘Recommendations Concerning the Safeguarding and Contemporary Role of Historic Areas.’

The approach involved  using the history of the various plots on the site as a memory to influence the future development. The old plots influenced a geometry which informed the new development; various elements that defined those old plots were retained and integrated into the new proposal. The development went from being a back land proposal to the introduction and creation of new civic spaces that linked with the existing urban fabric of the town. The final development proposal integrated the existing buildings on High St  with a new development  which created new pedestrian networks and courtyard spaces that respected the heritage and history of this area.

Other considerations:

Working closely with other design teams for the overall co-ordination of the Courthouse Block Design Framework Plan.

 

 


 

 

 

Ireland West Airport, Knock Co. Mayo

Proposed plans

Date:


Key features:

Development of a Model for a Sustainable Business Park

Types of work:

Light Industrial Units and office Units

Special areas:

Green Construction methods, with renewable materials

Other considerations:

Integration of design and impact on an exposed landscape Use of Green roofs and

 












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