The objective with this development was to create a high spec 28.5 acre parkland landscape setting in which the proposed development would effortlessly nestle into within the leafy suburb of Castleknock. The overall design incorporates large parkland open spaces connected by landscape woodland corridors, detailed courtyards and feature smaller open spaces. These spaces contain various hard landscape feature elements whist addressing the existing Mount Hybla House and incorporating the new development. All of this is securely retained within the mature existing and additional reinforced boundary screen planting of hedgerows and mature trees. The choice of tree and plant species and specifically varying sizes were sensitively chosen to compliment the new buildings and create a natural surrounding environment. For hard landscape details natural materials were used throughout again maintaining the balance with the natural landscape and natural finish of the buildings.
Every effort was made to retain this mature tree and woodland setting which was enhanced with significant numbers of additional tree planting maintaining this character into the future. Detailed protection measures and on site supervision was paramount throughout the construction phase in order to successfully retain the valuable natural resource of the established mature tree stock. Additionally detailed management and maintenance programmes are in place to conserve the landscape setting presenting the development to the highest standard.
- Location: Whites Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15
- Client: Menolly Homes
- Size approx.: 28.5 acres
- Year of Project: 2003 - 2007
- Project Team
- Principal Landscape Architect and Arborist: Sinead McHugh
- Team Members
- Architect: Henry J Lyons
- Engineers: DBFL