Positioned on the edge of Strandhill village, Killaspugbrone is a bespoke residential development which sit in the foothills of Knocknarea. The new build development comprises 19 premium two, three and four bed houses.

Two houses sit next to an existing terrace house on the main Strandhill road, which reinforces the building line and gives street presence to the scheme. The site slopes up from the road, a row of houses is arranged along the top of the site and overlooking the open space to take advantage of the view over Sligo Bay. Two rows of houses are aligned along the road to maximise views of the mountain or the sea. Houses comprise a variety of unit types which provide passive surveillance onto the shared spaces. The shared spaces are designed to foster community spirit, play and a sense of place.

The houses are traditional in form and layout, with modern, simple detailing and high-quality materials, primarily using a palette of brick and render with aluminium details. The master bedrooms have juliette balconies to the main and south facing facades. Internally, there is generous storage and a light filled sunroom attached to the kitchen. The houses take account of local vernacular precedents and national and international trends in house design.

Native hedgerows have been left in place to form the boundaries, maintaining biodiversity and allowing the development to fit in to the landscape.

The houses will achieve an A3 BER rating.

Client: Kilcawley Construction Ltd

Location: Strandhill

Status: Planning

Gross Floor Area: 7401sqm

Architect: Crawford Architecture

Planning Consultant: Tom Phillips and Associates

Structural Engineer: CST Group

Landscape Consultant: Collette Sheerin

Transport Engineer: CST Group

CGIs: Modelworks