Kilbride Lane Housing Development

The project involved 42 new 1, 2 and 3 bed social houses arranged with landscaped public spaces and a shared surface. The c 0.77 ha site was located southwest of Bray on a vacant property within an existing residential area, bounded on all sides by the rear of adjacent properties.

The development is highly sustainable achieving a BER of A2(averaging 37 kWh/m2/yr) with an average EPC = 0.2 and CPC of 0.2 using air to water heat pumps, an average airtight rating of 1.6m3/hr/m2 @50Pa and an average thermal bridging factor of 0.03 W/m2K. Demand controlled ventilation provides whole house ventilation resulting in good indoor air quality. A large number of the material specifications were selected based on their Environmental Product Declarations resulting in Life Cycle Assessment with GWP embodied carbon of 578kgCO2/m2.

Special attention was given to planting native species and fruit bearing species as well as herb beds to encourage biodiversity and cooking with the herb bed adjacent to bins store helping to mitigate smells.

COADY are currently applying for Irish Green Build Council’s Home Performance Index Gold Certification.

Category Residential
Client Wicklow County Council
Services Lead Consultancy and Full Architectural Design Service
Value €9 million
Status Completed