Aungier Street Student Accommodation
Scape Living Student Accommodation
This 300-bed student accommodation development, sitting over a retail complex at ground floor, is located in the heart of historical Dublin, an extremely archaeologically sensitive area.
The scheme involved construction of 7 floors of accommodation including a central tower over open plan student common room within a central courtyard. This structure including core is transferred at 1st floor to suit the layout of the large retail unit below. The perimeter accommodation surrounding the first floor podium garden areas are also transferred at first floor over the retail unit and student reception, gym and management facilities located at ground floor level and above partial basement.
The entire building is supported on piled foundations strategically placed to preserve notable areas of archaeological sensitivity. This city-centre development site is bounded on 3 sides by Aungier Street, Stephens Street Upper and Longford Street Great, and close liaison was required with the Local Authority on areas such as conservation and traffic management.