Paul Keogh Architects' Sean Treacy House Formally Opened
Published: Wednesday, May 30, 2012
(Pictured above are: Justin O’Brien (Circle Voluntary Housing Association), Minister Jan O’Sullivan, Paul Keogh, Lord Mayor Andrew montague, Rachael Chidlow)
Dublin City Council’s Sean Treacy House regeneration project, designed by Paul Keogh Architects in association with the City Architects Office, was officially opened by the Lord Mayor, Andrew Montague, and the Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan, on 23 May 2012.
Congratulating PKA and the City Council on the excellence of the design, Lord Mayor Andrew Montague emphasised the imperative to get more people living in city and town centres: “Sean Treacy House is an excellent example of high density, high quality urban living – a place where I would like to live myself.”
Announcing the current Government allocation of €40 million for regeneration projects in Dublin, Minister Jan O’Sullivan emphasised her own personal commitment to urban regeneration “to create the communities that people deserve, and often in areas of the city that have been blighted by decades of neglect.”
Funded by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, and managed by Circle Voluntary Housing Association, the 53 unit perimeter scheme replaces 1960s flats and its construction completes a key part of the North East Inner City Integrated Area Plan.
Sean Treacy House won both the Best Regeneration Project and Best Overall Project in the 2011 Irish Council for Social Housing Community Housing Awards, and it has been shortlisted for the 2012 RIAI Irish Architecture Awards.