Mount Saint Anne’s is one of the largest mixed use, up market, private redevelopment projects in inner suburban Dublin. Located on 9.2 hectares/22 acres of institutionally zoned land, the site was previously the mother house for a religious order of nuns and a working farm. The community included a primary and a secondary school, a number of listed convent buildings, a chapel and numerous outbuildings. The site adjoins a local Parish church and is situated between a busy primary commuter road to the East with local bus services, a Luas light rail line on the Western boundary and local schools and their playing fields to the North and the South. Due to its elevated position overlooking a local river, the site is visually dominant in the local neighbourhood.
The scheme is a development, in two phases, of 650 dwellings and 2,000 Sqm of non- residential uses including offices and shops, a medical clinic, a crèche, a gym, a Parish hall and some priest’s accommodation.
There are a total of 480 apartments and 170 family houses and duplexes with an average density of 75 dwellings per hectare / 30 dwellings per acre. The apartments and houses are designed to target all sectors of the market from 1 bed apartments appealing to the single person up to large 5 bedroom houses for growing families.
In this first phase of development on 8 hectares/ 18 acres of the site , the retained and converted convent buildings located near the site entrance are linked and combined to new apartment blocks via a full height naturally lit atrium and over- look the southern and eastern edges of the park. A further atrium type apartment building is sited on the western side of the park and the enclosure is completed on the east side with a long cranked block incorporating 9 service cores and forming 9 front doors to the main access avenue . Terraces of 2 and 3 storey houses and duplex units, ranging in size from 1 bed apartments to 5 bed dwellings overlook the pocket parks, curved streets and mews squares along the northern and western sides of the site.