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Minister launches major housing development in Clondalkin

On Wednesday 19th May, the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien, formally launched the BKD-designed scheme at Kilcarbery Grange in Clondalkin, boosting the delivery of much-needed public and private housing.

With foundations already in place for the first phase, the scheme will provide 1,034 houses, duplex units and apartments.  Designed around the “healthy cities” concept, set into a network of landscaped green corridors and spaces incorporating existing natural features, the estate will provide a seamless integrated mix of public, affordable and private housing.

For more detail, read Ronald Quinlan’s article in the Irish Times online article –



Irish Times Article about launch of Kilcarbery Grange

Completed Buildings A and B at Boland’s Quay feature in the Sunday Times

An excellent article in the Sunday Times 18/10/2020 showcasing an exemplar conservation project; the completed Buildings A and B at Boland’s Quay. These former Industrial buildings have been repurposed to create unique office space with a modern steel structure and exposed building services working in harmony with the exposed stonework of the original building fabric. Restaurant and retail spaces will be provided at ground floor to overlook and provide animation to Ringsend Road, the Grand Canal dock and the adjoining new public spaces.

Planning application lodged for Grand Canal Harbour Development

BKD Architects are delighted to announce that the Grand Canal Harbour Development is being lodged for planning today for Marlet Property Group.

The proposed 55,000sqm mixed use development is located to the west of the Guinness Storehouse and consists of 6 buildings ranging in height from 3 to 12 storeys. It is comprised of student accommodation, aparthotel, hotel, café, medical, retail and cultural uses arranged around a highly permeable new public realm. The proposed material and finishes reference the historic architectural character of the locality.

Thornwood family housing scheme wins Social Housing award

We are delighted that the BKD designed Thornwood housing scheme has won the overall award for Housing for Families at the ICSH (Irish Council for Social Housing) Awards 2017.

The award recognises the high standards of BKD Architects design of this scheme of A-rated terraced homes and duplex apartments, which has been carefully designed to encourage a sense of community, while giving every property its own sense of identity within its immediate surroundings.

Click here for a link to the Thornwood Residential Project

BKD Architects interviewed by The Sunday Times

Grainne Rothery of the Irish Times interviews Niall Kerney & Michael Ennis of BKD Architects about the history of the practice and the key projects that the company has been involved in over the years.