◊ My involvement: July 2008 – March 2011
◊ The role: Project Architect / Architect Assistant
◊ Phases involved: Design inception, Outline Proposal, Scheme Design, Detail design / Building Regulations, Production Information, Project Planning, Fire Safety Certificate, Tender
◊ Project Value: approx. 2.5m
◊ Current status: Project abandoned due to recession, in phase to go on site.
◊ Previous steps: Decision to Grant Planning Permission received from Dublin City Council July 2009, Appeal to An Bord Pleanála lodged July 2009, An Bord Pleanála conditions received March 2010, Revised Documentation submitted April 2010; Final Decision for Revised Scheme Granted June 2010. Revised Fire Safety Certificate Application and DAC submitted and received; Tender drawings and documentation preparation finalized. Tender issued; Main Contractor appointed.
◊ Brief Project Description:
The subject site is a prominent site at the corner of Main Street and Howth Road in Raheny, Dublin 5. St. Assam's Church was first opened in 1864. It was deconsecrated in the 1960’s and used following that time as a parish hall and Parish Youth Club. The building has not been used for some years.
The structure is listed in the Dublin City Development Plan - Schedule of Protected Structures, Ref. No. 7070 (page no. 147; note that the structure not listed in alphabetical order).
Raheny and District Credit Union, before relocating to temporary premises in the yard of the church Our Lady Mother of Divine Grace, had its offices on the adjacent site between the St. Assam’s Church site and the Scout Den, on Howth Road. It is their intention that the St. Assam’s Church property be renovated in order to be used as the new Raheny & District Credit Union. The new Development will also accommodate a Sports Facility in which it is envisaged the Raheny Shamrock Athletic Club (currently in an old building behind the Raheny and District Credit Union premises) to be located. With all of the above in mind there the opportunity exists to create a quality development in this location that will contribute positively to the local Architectural Environment in line with the stated zoning in the current Dublin City Development Plan.
Note: Images shown are made prior to final alteration following appeal to An Bord Pleanála
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