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  • Northside East

Housing boost for the north inner city

Monday, 11th March, 2019 1:00pm
Housing boost for the north  inner city

Pictured at the sod turning ceremony at the Dominick Street site was Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring, Gerry Carney, spokesman for Dominick Street Regeneration, residents Liz Fitzpatrick and Anna Breen Finnegan, and Cllr Ray McAdam (FG). PHOTO: COLM MAHADY/FENNELL PHOTOGRAPHY

Housing boost for the north  inner city

Pictured at the sod turning ceremony at the Dominick Street site was Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring, Gerry Carney, spokesman for Dominick Street Regeneration, residents Liz Fitzpatrick and Anna Breen Finnegan, and Cllr Ray McAdam (FG). PHOTO: COLM MAHADY/FENNELL PHOTOGRAPHY

THERE was some positive news on the housing front recently when it was announced that 72 new homes are being built in the north inner city.  

The homes will be built on part of the former Dominick Street flats complex on the east side of Lower Dominick Street, Dublin 1, at the junction with Parnell Street. 

Originally a Georgian residential street, Dominick Street was constructed in the 1750s by the Dominick family. 

Once a fashionable place to reside, over time the street fell into decline and many large houses became tenement buildings.

In the 1960s, Dublin City Council cleared Dominick Street of a number of the terraced houses that were in use as tenements and replaced them with eight blocks of five-storey flats, containing 198 units. 

With a renewed commitment to regeneration and the creation of sustainable communities, the decision was made to demolish these flat complexes and replace them with a mixed-use, mixed tenure scheme, within the 1.26 ha site.

The construction contract was awarded to Duggan Brothers Contractors Ltd in November 2018 and work began in January.  

Building is scheduled to take 28 months with the new homes due to be ready for occupation in June 2021.

The design of the redevelopment follows the masterplan strategy of building on tradition, reinstating the historically well-defined character of Dominick Street as both a place to live and a conduit to the cultural heart of the city.

The completed development will provide 72 homes as social housing, comprising five three-storey town houses and 67 apartments over five upper levels arranged around a landscaped residential courtyard. 

A community centre and commercial/retail space are located at ground floor level with a basement car park below. 

The design also includes public realm works to the new road, Dominick Place and pavement works on the Dominick Street frontage.

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