Rochestown House, Photo: Peter Cavanagh Photography
Rochestown House, Photo: Peter Cavanagh Photography

There is delight as 14 new homes are coming on stream for older persons in Sallynoggin.

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council announced the completion of the new housing at Rochestown House which provides a further 12 new one-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom homes.

It is part of the council’s housing delivery target of 1,563 social housing units by 2021.

Funded under Rebuilding Ireland, the project is located in the former walled garden of Somerton House.

Along with earlier phases, the project has provided a total of 60 high quality new homes for older persons.

Pictured at the official opening of Phase 3 was resident Roseanna Mooney and Councillor Ossian Smyth, Cathaoirleach of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. Photo: Peter Cavanagh Photography
Pictured at the official opening of Phase 3 was resident Roseanna Mooney and Councillor Ossian Smyth, Cathaoirleach of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. Photo: Peter Cavanagh Photography

The new homes are designed in a variety of styles using a warm brick and painted timber and are arranged around a courtyard with timber benches where residents can meet and socialise.

The grounds are landscaped, and residents can walk along meandering paths planted with new fruit trees, to recall the original use of the area as a kitchen garden for Somerton House.

The project was designed by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s Architects Department and was built by Clancy Construction.

The second phase of the project won ‘Best Sustainable Building’ at the Royal Institute of Architects Ireland Architecture Awards in 2017.