TOBIN Consulting Engineers provided the Civil, Structural and Project Supervisor Design Stage for this development.
The An Reilean residential development consisted of 176 units with a mix of detached, semi-detached and terraced houses, apartments, and a creche.
The development was designed to comply with the current Building Regulations and the site development works for housing areas. The unit installation included heat recovery, P.V. panels, energy efficient gas boilers and embodied energy materials. A high level of insulation was used in the construction, thus achieving an “A” BER rating. The site works including storm water attenuation and permeable paving, all reduced the carbon footprint of the site development works.
The design took into consideration energy efficient design, life cycle costs and the specifying of green material throughout the design, reducing waste, re-using where possible; ultimately reducing the waste sent to landfill.
The design included the provision of bicycle parking, links to local bus routes and pedestrian links to local amenities; thus reducing the need for residents to use private transport.