St Agatha’s Court was a 1970s Dublin Corporation development of 16 bedsits used for elderly housing. After being left vacant for approximately 10 years, The Peter McVerry Trust undertook to redevelop and extend the complex to create 11 independent living apartments. The works involved combining two bedsit units with a small rear extension to form a one bedroom apartment. A new two storey corner block, containing two two bed apartments was added to one end of the development and a two storey two bed town house to the other end.
Key Tasks and Challenges:
- Alterations and extension of existing buildings
- Tight brown field city centre site
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Innovative design required to suit site conditions
Client: The Peter McVerry Trust
Architect: Fitzgerald Kavanagh & Partners