Community Nursing Unit Inchicore,
Dublin 8

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The site is located within the grounds of the former Richmond Barracks. To the north lies Bulfin Court, also designed by the practice. The land rises gently from north to south.

The new nursing home is Z-shaped in plan comprises two parts: to the north, a one-storey leg containing the public and service facilities; to the south, a two-storey leg 50 bedspaces in single and shared rooms with ensuite bathrooms, day-dining rooms and support facilities.

The building is clad in the same brick as Bulfin Court to resemble the local 19th century housing in both colour and tone; windows and doors are powder-coated aluminium with cedar infill panels; roofs are profiled metal and are mono-pitched to minimise the height and reduce the mass of the building while creating an intimate scale to the gardens. It is adjoined by two landscaped spaces of different characters. Vehicular access and car parking are located to the west and a service yard to the north.

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