Located in the centre of Tallaght village, fronting onto Main Street, ‘Bruce House’ is a contemporary residential development which completes the missing corner of an existing residential development known as Priorsgate. The new build development comprises 31 apartments over 5 floors.

The building has been designed with context in mind, taking cues from the neighbouring development in form and materials; using predominantly brick, render and contrasting cladding to the penthouse. Recessed balconies break up the massing with modern, streamlined glass balconies. The building form was generated by a desire to maximise daylight into the apartments.

The building fills in the northeast corner of a large, central landscaped courtyard between new and existing developments. A comprehensive landscape scheme has been proposed throughout the site to tie the two together.

In addition to the apartments achieving A3 BER rating the development also incorporates green roofs and uses air to water heating units for each apartment.

Commercial and retail uses at ground level create an active frontage onto Main Street in addition to the residential entrance. Bicycle storage and other residents’ facilities are all located at grade and out of sight to the rear of the commercial unit.

Client: IRES

Location: Tallaght

Status: Planning

Gross Floor Area: 3230m2

Architect: Crawford Architecture

Planning Consultant: Tom Phillips and Associates

Cost Consultant: Conway McBeth

Structural Engineer: JJ Campbell and Associates

Services Consultant: McElroy Associates

Landscape Architect: Mitchells and Associates

Transport Engineer: Transport Insights

Fire Consultant: Jeremy Gardner Associates Ltd

CGIs: Modelworks