The proposal comprises of the construction of five social housing units, 2 two-storey and 3 single storey units at Larchville estate, Waterford.
Larchville Estate, Paddy Brown Road, Waterford
Three of the units are to be fitted out for disabled access. The site in Larchville was previously a disused and neglected public open space. This presented the design team with challenges as the general public were accustomed to traversing the site. Access to and from the site in this location required careful planning. The site is bordered to the west by a very significant and busy primary estate road, which feeds the Waterford Shopping Centre, the IDA Industrial Estate and Waterford Institute of Technology. Access to the site from the south and east also required careful management as although these roads are not as significant, they presented their own challenges of interaction with adjoining residents, pedestrians and school children attending the local primary and secondary schools. All of these issues presented risks and challenges to the project, that required consultation with all the stakeholders to ensure these challenges are met and the risks are minimised.