An Cairéal Housing Community, Drogheda

This apartment scheme for an approved housing body proposes a dense urban community close to the town centre of Drogheda, on the site of a former quarry. The unique setting allows for three buildings of 5 storeys each, with roof levels aligned to the top of the embankment to the south, variously cut back to allow for maximum solar access to the south facing courtyard spaces between. A total of 66 apartments allow for a range of needs within the ageing community, and a Clann community hub provides additional support, with social lounge, laundry, communal kitchen and offices for the support team.

Construction Phase: 1 An Cairéal, courtyard to base of former quarry

Study model

Site Sections

Interior of living space and full width external terrace to south east

Construction Phase: 2 An Cairéal, facing Donore Road

Construction Phase: 3 An Cairéal, Clann Community Centre to ground floor