Mespil Estate Masterplan
- Dublin, Ireland
- Phase 1 & 2 - '15-'19 / Phase 3 - Ongoing
Mespil Estate is a residential estate of 12 apartment blocks, commercial offices, swimming pool and other common facilities built in the 1950's. When DUA were employed in 2015 to carry out a feasibility study for the improvement of the estate, It was dilapidated, run down and there was no sense of place.
DUA devised a masterplan and design manual which consisted of the following.
/ The redistribution and resurfacing of car parking & roads
/ Mapping out new public & private spaces
/ Designing of both hard and soft landscaping
/ Design of a new wayfinding signage system to assist residents and guests
/ New street furniture & lighting, pedestrian crossings/accessibility issues were addressed
/ New entrances were designed and installed to a number of blocks.
/ Upgrades to site services including E charging points, CCTV and water mains upgrades.
Phase 1 & 2 were completed in 2019 with Phase 3 currently on site. It is envisaged that the whole estate will be upgraded by the end of 2024