THE FOOTHILLS

Address: Killinarden and Kiltalown, Tallaght, Dublin 24

Date of Project: Current

Client: Arden Team

Project Size:  620 Housing Units

The site is located at the foothills of the Dublin Mountains and is at the southern edge of the urbanised part of the South Dublin County Council area. The slope is from north up to south, getting steeper as it approaches the foothills.

In setting out to build a large number of houses – 620 housing units, a strong emphasis was placed on building communities and not just houses. The tenure mix is 20% Social, 60% affordable and 20% private and these clusters are spread across the entire site rather than a high concentration of a particular tenure in one area. The approach is to create a ‘tenure blind’ development and to facilitate integration at all levels.