TOBIN Consulting Engineers were delighted to be a part of the St. Teresa’s Garden Precinct Improvements. Its residents have been enjoying the new central landscape and play areas which form part of the wider regeneration of St. Teresa’s Gardens of which Dublin City Council, St. Teresa’s Regeneration Board, and the residents of St. Teresa’s Gardens have been working on since 2011.
The construction of 54 new social housing units on Dublin City Council lands commenced in 2018 and completion is anticipated in 2020. There are also plans to deliver the first phase of a Public Park, the provision of a temporary grass multi-sport pitch, and the future demolition of the remaining 2 flat blocks to facilitate the completion of said park and sporting facilities.
The precinct improvement works commenced in January 2019, concluded at the end of March, and have been well used by residents. The feedback from the residents on the precinct scheme has been extremely positive since its completion. The maintenance and care of the playground and garden areas has been facilitated by DCC Area management and the residents themselves.
The scheme provides hard and soft landscaped areas with appropriate seating located near the playground to allow supervision of toddlers and younger children. Play equipment for all ages is incorporated including a table tennis table, outdoor classroom, slides / climbing equipment and a see saw with safety surface play areas and softer green landscaping and wild space zones.
The demolition of the two remaining apartment blocks to facilitate the final phases of the regeneration will occur in 2021 following the completion / occupation of the 54 new homes currently under construction.