A seven-house infill development for our client Roscommon Co Council was completed and handed over in March 2021, Sweeney Architects was able to draw on its impressive and unique skill sets to fulfil the particular set of specifications to design and build a mixture of two and three-bedroom houses. The scheme incorporates a shared surface idea, banishing cars from front garden areas of the houses and reorganises the public realm in favour of the pedestrian and cyclist with the parking and bin store moved to a shared car park. Sweeney has produced a unique housing style and a first for social housing in Ireland. Extensive glazing and open roofs create large open living spaces. Insulation fitted on the outside of the roofs allows inhabitants to enjoy the exposed internal timber. The attic space is reduced and optimised to allow more space to the habitable area. We were delighted to respond to, and with credit to our client, have hopefully produced something really special.
“Sweeney Architects achieved all our goals with the Clooneybeirne Housing development. They were creative yet cost conscious with design solutions, responsive, diligent when addressing action items, and, above all committed to Roscommon County Council.”
Martin Lydon, Director of Services, Roscommon County Council.