This project follows on from the Master plan study for the regeneration of Ballymun, which OMP co-authored with McCormac Jameson Pritchard. These were the first two phases of housing development in the new neighbourhood of Balcurris and comprise 90 family houses, duplex units and a small number of Apartments. The sites frame and define the eastern and western edges of a new public park, Balcurris Park. The scheme design is influenced by the Georgian terraces of Dublin where a simple repeated module, a long terrace and a strong parapet line define the enclosure.
The layout comprises 3 storey continuous terraces addressing the Park with rear courtyards at a lower 2-storey scale. There are eight different house types in this scheme of 2, 3 and 4 bed dwellings. The predominant house type in a typical terrace features a projecting stairwell to the front facade, a devise designed to offer identity to each home whilst creating a rhythm to the extended elevation. Special house types are employed to distinguish the ends of terraces with small apartment buildings located at prominent corners. Blue black engineering brick, white pigmented render and natural timber windows are the principle material finishes. throughout.