Ellis Court, Benburb Street, Dublin

The ORS Assigned Certifier Team recently landed on site at Ellis Court, Benburb Street, Dublin to commence works at the former Dublin City Council complex, close to the National Museum at Collins Barracks.

Ellis Court is one of three early social housing establishments on Benburb Street designed by Dublin City Architect DJ Freeman in 1885. Despite being unoccupied and damaged by fire in 2005, the buildings retain much of their early fabric. Tuath Housing Association is to refurbish Ellis Court, a former Dublin City Council complex on Benburb Street, at a cost of about €6 million.

The four-storey complex of two redbrick blocks involves the refurbishment of the old flats and the construction of an extension to provide six one-bed apartments, 13 two-bed apartments, two two-bed townhouses and one three-bed townhouse. Once built the 22 new homes will be allocated to applicants on the city council’s housing waiting list. It is expected that tenants will move in before the end of 2020.

ORS has carried out all pre-commencement and commencement duties, meeting with designers, the contractor and agreeing inspection plan protocols and roles in relation to BC(A)R. Construction works are in progress on site and ORS is actively involved with the Design Team, ensuring benchmark items are prepared, signed-off and inspections are being carried out by Ancillary Certifiers.

We’re looking forward to working alongside Tuath Housing in the coming months to rejuvenate these units into new homes for families.