Award Recognised Project

Mastmaker Road

Efficient and sustainable design for affordable housing project

The Mastmaker Road development fulfilled the social housing requirement for other major Ballymore developments in the Docklands area. A residential development of both high-and-low-rise buildings, it needed to be efficient to build and sustainable to maintain.

The accommodation was spread between four blocks of townhouses / duplex apartments up to six storeys high and two high-rise towers of 19 and 23 storeys with a communal basement level for car parking.

We designed the buildings using traditional reinforced concrete frame construction with large cantilever balconies and canopies creating a striking feature on the upper floors of the towers.

Leveraging our expertise in lean design, we developed achievable plans for all the sub-structures and super-structure to meet a tight timescale and budget.

The development provides 10% of its own energy from renewable resources as well as making use of a local combined heat and power system.


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