Magdalen O’Hegarty Mews development just off Skehard road, Cork City road, is a 16 unit housing development built by Clancy Construction in partnership with Lyonshall Ltd. for Cork City Council. The development comprises of a mix of two and three bedroom homes.
The six apartments located to the south of the site are contained in a three-storey building. The massing of this has been broken down to the domestic scale of the houses which predominate in the area by dividing it into two simple pitched-roof blocks with the entrance lobby & core connecting them. The apartments are facing and directly accessed from Skehard Road.
The ten houses are in the form of two terraces. A short terrace along the northern site boundary continues the existing row of houses at the east-west section of Stannards’ Grove, whilst their rear gardens secure the boundary with the rear gardens in Cherry Lawn to the north. A second terrace forms the other side of the north-south part of Stannard’s Grove, with access to these houses from the existing roadway.
A limited palette of simple and robust materials – brick and render to walls, tiles to pitched roofs were used to be sympathetic to the existing houses along Skehard road and Clontarf Estate
The six apartments all have dual aspect living spaces, opening onto a south-facing balcony or terrace. All apartments contain two double bedrooms, a bathroom, storage and a hot press/utility room.
The houses also have dual aspect living space and are typically orientated east-west, with a bay window to the dining area providing a view across the public open space. The ground floor contains an entrance hall, WC, utility and interconnected living and kitchen/dining spaces which open out to the back garden. The entrance porches provide protection against the weather with the first floor containing three bedrooms, a bathroom and a hot press/store.
The development utilises a brownfield site and existing infrastructure in a mature residential area to create additional residential units in this picturesque area of Cork City.
The Design team on the project were Reddy Architecture, Horgan Lynch Civil & Structural Engineers, DKP Partnership M&E Engineers and Sextons Waterford Fire Consultants.
Both Clancy & Lyonshall were delighted to involved in bringing much needed residential units to this part of Cork.