Strategic Housing Development – Planning lodged at Ballyvolane

Horgan Carroll Architects are delighted to have been involved in the design of proposed new housing at Ballyvolane, Cork. The planning application for a strategic housing development for 753 residential units was recently submitted to An Bord Pleanála.

The overall development, which is planned to be constructed in a series of phases (six neighbourhoods in total), will also consist of a local centre including retail units, a crèche, a doctor’s surgery and a community use unit. The proposed 753 no. residential units are comprised of the following:

  • 67 detached houses (31 no. 4-bed units and 36 no. 3-bed units)
  • 278 semi-detached houses (41 no. 4-bed units and 237 no. 3-bed units)
  • 186 terrace houses (18 no. 4-bed units, 96 no. 3-bed units and 72 no. 2-bed units)
  • 69 no. duplexes units (36 no. 3-bed units and 33 no. 2-bed units)
  • 153 no. apartments (6 no. studio apartments, 42 no. 1-bed apartments, 79 no. 2-bed apartments and 26 no. 3-bed apartments).

More detailed information can be found at

Sustainable Energy Awards 2016

Horgan Carroll Architects were included as Finalists in the 2016 SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards. The entry was for designing the renovation of a derelict fire station in Midleton for use as a community resource centre and youth café, called ‘MY Place Midleton’. The “My Place” Board decided to transform the disused fire station on the main street into a vibrant youth centre. The facility is highly energy efficient, comfortable and welcoming  and there is a long-term goal for it to become self sufficient in energy.


Copper meets Stone

Our recently completed extension to a contemporary farmhouse in County Cork. A palette of natural materials including copper, natural stone and hardwood providing a comfortable connection to the surrounding landscape.

Paul Matson and his colleagues at MMOS Engineers can take credit for what proved to be a challenging project from a structural design perspective.

Two wonderful clients with a great knowledge and appreciation of materials and detail can take a bow for their brave decision to pursue such a brave design approach and for their perseverance in seeing the build and fit out through to completion.



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