Cornerpark is a development of 67 high efficiency family houses and duplex units on a 1.67 hectare/ 4.1 acre village site. Designed to achieve an ‘A’ Building Energy Rating , OMP worked closely with Sustainable Energy Ireland and The House Of Tomorrow Programme in generating dwelling types with a target 40% reduction in energy use. The units are timber frame construction with an integrated airtightness membrane. All fireplaces and chimney stacks are omitted and substituted with passive heat recovery and ventilation systems. Solar thermal flat plate collectors have been integrated into the roof design and the carbon content of the development has be reduced through the use of Ground Granulated Blast-furnace Slag / GGBS Concrete.
Further to these technical considerations, the overall site design follows best- practice principles including a diversity of dwelling types, integration with the existing Village Main Street, the creation of passively supervised public open spaces and the protection of historical features. The dwelling types have also been designed to maximise sunlight, daylight and solar gains through careful sizing and location of windows and through considered site orientation.