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.
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