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November 2017

Reddy Architecture + Urbanism has won

The ‘Project of the Year: Small Office over 500,000’ award at the Fit Out Awards 2017, and ‘Building of the Year: Small Office Project 2017’ award at the Building and Architect of the Year Awards 2017. Congratulations to our project team.

From the citation: “...very strong submission, an example of high quality fit out design, creating an individual and unique sense of place.”

The project provides a collaborative space to in-spire staff and clients alike to develop new ideas and  ground-breaking technologies. The layout promotes various types of working: focused and collaborative, refuge, team, enclave and community working. There is a strong focus on sustain-ability with many of the materials salvaged or reclaimed.

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November 2017

Reddy Architecture + Urbanism has won the ‘Project of the Year: Healthcare’ category at the Fit Out Awards 2017. Congratulations to our de-sign team, which brought together our expertise in healthcare and interior design.

Ferndene, an addition to an existing nursing home, comprises 29 bedrooms and new dining and lounge areas. It creates the ambience of home rather than an institution, with natural colours, good daylight and extensive views to the outside.

Our client’s comment:  “Reddy Architecture... created a superb scheme for our nursing home... contemporary and luxurious...
a scheme that is unique when benchmarked against other nursing home and healthcare facilities in Ireland.”

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Whitaker Court wins two awards

Ferndene wins at Fit Out Awards 2017

March 2018

Cork City Council has issued notification of its decision to grant planning permission for Reddy Architecture + Urbanism’s proposals for the re-furbishment, extension and redevelopment of the Metropole Hotel in Cork.

The €50 million project will bring the hotel to ‘4 star plus’ standard, with the addition of 140 bed-rooms and 43 suites to the 112 existing rooms, a function room and terrace at roof level, a garden court at lobby level and shop units to both the McCurtain Street and St. Patrick’s Quay frontages. A complementary hotel, the M Hotel, will be built alongside the Metropole and linked to it by glass bridges at roof and intermediate levels. Upon completion, the hotel complex, with 400 rooms and a floor area of more than 22,000 , will be the largest hotel complex in Cork.

Metropole Hotel plans announced

May 2017

During his recent visit to Ireland with his wife Camilla, Prince Charles visited Reddy Architecture + Urbanism’s new Palliative Care Unit at Our Lady’s Hospice in Harold’s Cross, Dublin, The unit provides end-of-life care for terminally ill patients and their families in 36 single-bed family bedrooms with support facilities.

The client commented: ‘The recent visit by HRH Prince Charles is testament to the high quality and standards achieved...a highly efficient, sustainable and pleasant working and care environment which was very well received by staff and patients alike’

Phase 1 of the project, with 24 bedrooms, was completed in November 2016 and was delivered in BIM Level 2 through all stages.

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Prince Charles visits Our Lady’s Hospice

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February 2018

We are very pleased to have received from An Bord Pleanala planning permission for phases 1 and 2 of our student housing scheme at University College Dublin’s Belfield Campus. This is the first such permission to be granted nationally under the government’s new Strategic Housing Development (SHD) process, designed to accelerate delivery of large-scale strategic housing schemes.

The development will ultimately provide 3,000 bedspaces in seven buildings of between five and ten storeys arranged around courtyards and linked by pedestrian walkways integrating the new buildings with the existing residences and academic buildings on campus. Activity hubs are located at key nodes, providing amenity and study space for residents and creating a living campus community.

The project is due to start in early 2018 with the first phase due for completion in early 2020.

UCD student housing wins Ireland’s first SHD permission

New Mill student residences now open

January 2018

Our 400-bed New Mill student housing development, located in in Mill Street in Dublin’s historical Liberties area, received its first residents last September and is already making a positive impact in this formerly neglected area centred on the public space of Newmarket.

One of several planned developments designed by Reddy Architecture + Urbanism in or around Newmarket and the first of these to open, New Mill is already contributing to the rejuvenation of the area and to Newmarket as a lively public space. Other developments designed by Reddy Architecture + Urbanism will add apartment, office, hotel, retail and market uses, enhancing the area in economic and social terms.  

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March 2018

Cork City Council has issued a notification of decision to grant permission for the €160 million urban renewal development at Horgan’s Quay in Cork’s by Clarendon Properties and BAM Ireland.

Reddy Architecture + Urbanism designed the residential element of the scheme, creating a brickclad high-quality design in four blocks, ranging in height from seven to eleven storeys and providing for retail and commercial uses at ground floor level.

The €160 million ‘HQ’ development will provide 230 apartments, a 136-bed hotel, 37,000 m2 of offices and new retail, restaurant and leisure uses. It also provides 4,000 m2 of new public space adjoining the river Lee and forming a new approach to the city’s main railway station.

It is noteworthy that none of the conditions of the proposed permission refer to the architectural design, materials, scale, height or bulk of the pro-posed buildings, the result of a positive interaction with Cork City Council planners and architects in the pre-planning stage.

Horgan’s Quay: notification of decision to grant permission

March 2018

Service commencement has now been achieved on seven of the fourteen Primary Care Centres for which Reddy Architecture + Urbanism have been Technical Adviser Architect and TA Team Leader since May 2013.

The project is a PPP development by the HSE for centres at locations throughout the country. The centres range in size from approximately 1,500 m2 to 5,000 m2 gross floor area. Remaining centres are expected to be handed over and be operational in the course of 2018.

Image courtesy of Prime Balfour Beatty

Primary Care Centres PPP Project - Service Commencements

March 2018

Our conversion of the former Dominican church in Athy to a new municipal library has reached completion.

The original building is formed of a striking hyperbolic parabolic curved roof with significant elements of stained glass artwork. The design concept was to preserve the original spatial and light qualities of the former church, whilst upgrading it to provide a modern library. The transformation of the building will give it a new lease of life as a public building.

Athy Town Library reaches completion

May 2018

The Minister for Education, Richard Bruton, recent-ly payed a visit to Reddy Architecture + Urbanism’s new 24-classroom primary school building current-ly under construction in Sixmilebridge, Co Clare. Also present were Minister for State Pat Breen and local TD Joe Carey.

Construction began on the €8.5m School in August 2017, with handover of the new school set for Oc-tober 2018. The School will also include a 2-class-room Special Educational Needs Unit and a 400 m2 General Purpose Hall.


Minister visits our primary school site at Sixmilebridge

March 2018

Reddy A+U are pleased to have progressed to construction stage on our UCD Student Residences Masterplan project. Phase 1 will consist of the construction of a New Amenity Building serving Student Residents, along with 924 Student Bedrooms in 3 buildings. JJ Rhatigan & Company have been awarded the contract for construction of Phase 1 and are in the process of site setup..

This project was the first to be granted planning under the government’s new Strategic Housing Development (SHD) process, designed to accelerate delivery of large-scale strategic housing schemes.

The permitted development will ultimately provide a new central amenity building for student residents and  2,178 bedspaces in six buildings of between five and ten storeys arranged around courtyards and linked by pedestrian walkways integrating the new buildings with the existing residences and academic buildings on campus. Activity hubs are located at key nodes, providing amenity and study space for residents and creating a living campus community.


The project has started on site with Phase 1 due for completion in Summer 2020. Reddy A+U are the lead consultant in this single point design team with Linesight (Quantity Surveyors), Barrett Mahony Consulting Engineers (Structural / Civil), Homan O’Brien Associates (Building Services); Mitchell + Associates (Landscape), Michael Slattery Associates (Fire) and Billings Design Associates (Façade Consultants).


 

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Sandyford office development lodged for planning permission

March 2018

Reddy A+U are pleased to have progressed to construction stage on our UCD Student Residences Masterplan project. Phase 1 will consist of the construction of a New Amenity Building serving Student Residents, along with 924 Student Bedrooms in 3 buildings.
JJ Rhatigan & Company have been awarded the contract for construction of Phase 1 and are in the process of site setup..

This project was the first to be granted planning under the government’s new Strategic Housing Development (SHD) process, designed to accelerate delivery of large-scale strategic housing schemes.

The permitted development will ultimately provide a new central amenity building for student residents and  2,178 bedspaces in six buildings of between five and ten storeys arranged around courtyards and linked by pedestrian walkways integrating the new buildings with the existing residences and academic buildings on campus. Activity hubs are located at key nodes, providing amenity and study space for residents and creating a living campus community.


UCD Student Residences Phase 1 commences on site

March 2018

Dublin City Council has issued a  Notification of Decision to Grant Planning Permission for a number of our proposed buildings in the master plan for Newmarket Square in the Liberties area of Dublin.

The Council’s Local Area Plan and subsequent Reddy Architecture + Urbanism masterplan pro-vide a vision for Newmarket to be reborn as a distinctive city neighbourhood that will enhance the life of the area in economic, commercial and social terms, with improved linkages to the wider city.

The historical square will accommodate markets, events, performances and outdoor seating for its many cafés and restaurants. An indoor market will open to the square, along with shops, artisans’ workshops, a bar and micro brewery. A hotel, apartments and offices will facilitate an ‘18-hour’ daily cycle of activity and passive surveillance of the square.

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Newmarket - Notification of Decision to Grant

The project has started on site with Phase 1 due for completion in Summer 2020. Reddy A+U are the lead consultant in this single point design team with Linesight (Quantity Surveyors), Barrett Mahony Consulting Engineers (Structural / Civil), Homan O’Brien Associates (Building Services); Mitchell + Associates (Landscape), Michael Slattery Associates (Fire) and Billings Design Associates (Façade Consultants).


June 2018

The first phase of works at Nazareth House nursing home at Mallow has been completed for the Sisters of Nazareth.

This initial phase comprised the construction of a new two and three storey 120-bedroom household, ancillary accommodation and external plant areas, with the new block arranged around adjoining landscaped courtyards. In its prior state the site was marked by steep slopes falling from south to north. This challenging topography has been addressed with extensive earthworks to resolve changing levels.

The works included the partial strip-out and refurbishment of Newberry House to provide accommodation for the Sisters and the partial refurbishment of the lower ground floor of Nazareth House to provide a staff canteen and changing facilities, all located within the curtilage of a Protected Structure.




Completion of Nazareth House Phase 1

This first phase of development required the demolition of several existing structures on the site:

Selective demolition of existing internal partitions within Nazareth House and Newberry House has facilitated new internal arrangements. While some such partitions were original to the buildings, many were introduced under subsequent interventions. The link building which connects Newberry House with Nazareth House has been retained, and other retained structures include the Laundry Building and the Mortuary Chapel.

Works commenced in December 2016, with Reddy A+U acting as Lead Consultant. Project team members included Tom McNamara & Partners (Quantity Surveyor), Punch Consulting Engineers (Civils and Structures), Varming Consulting Engineers (Building Services), Daire Byrne & Associates (Fire and DAC) and CField Construction (Main Contractor).



June 2018

On Thursday 28 June Sean Kearns, Director of Reddy Architecture + Urbanism, presented ‘A Bird’s Eye View of Cork Docklands’ to The Academy of Urbanism Congress at CIT’s Curtis Auditorium.

In his presentation Sean examined the urban history of Cork’s Docklands and offered delegates a unique insight into the area immediately to the east of Cork city centre, including present challenges and opportunities.

The programme for this year’s AoU Congress follows a central theme of ‘Cities on the Rise: Delivering positive city-region growth’ and takes place in Cork from 27 to 30 June.


Sean Kearns’ presentation on Cork Docklands at AoU Congress

August 2018

Reddy Architecture + Urbanism’s ISO 9001 certification has successfully been upgraded to the 2015 standard. The scope of this certification includes the provision of Architectural, Interior Design, Master Planning, Project Management and PSDP services by 6 group offices in Dublin, Cork, Kilkenny, Sligo, London and Belfast. Since achieving ISO 9001 certification in July 2015 the practice has made significant investment in ongoing management and continual improvement to ensure the firm's Quality Management System keeps pace with developments in regulation, technologies and work practices in the industry. The feedback received from ISO Auditors was very positive, with particular praise for the progressive and technically innovative system devised to implement the QMS across all group offices.


ISO 9001 Certification upgraded

October 2018

Cork University Dental School and Hospital - New Appointment Reddy Architecture + Urbanism, in collaboration with HOK, has been successful in the recent tender for the appointment of an Architect-led Single Point Design Team to the project for a new Dental School and Hospital for University College Cork. The team also includes AECOM, O'Connor Sutton Cronin and PUNCH Consulting Engineers.

A building of 7,500 square metres is to be built on Precinct 2 UCC lands at the Cork Science and Innovation Park, Curraheen, Co. Cork. This will replace an existing facility of approximately 5,500 square metres at Cork University Hospital. EIB funding which was approved in November 2016 provides €37 million in finance towards this project.


Cork University Dental School and Hospital - New Appointment