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SUSIE'S FIELD DEVELOPMENT

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Susie’s Field is a Social and Affordable Housing Scheme situated to the North of Cork City. The development commenced on site in January of 2007 and was completed in July 2009. The main Contractors are McInerney Contracting Ltd., building on behalf of Cork City Council.

The scheme is housed on a 3 hectare / 7acre site and comprises of 109 housing units all of varying types and sizes. Units include 3 and 4 bed semi-detached houses, 2 bed sheltered houses, two and three bed apartments, duplex units as well as a Crèche. There are 26 dwellings, both 3 and 4 bed, allocated as Affordable type units.

The layout of the scheme was dictated by the sloping nature of the site, which resulted in a terraced development from a North-Westerly to a South-Easterly direction. Many of the units take advantage of views of the City and of North Cork.

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It was the vision of Cork City Council to provide high spec units that were comparable to, if not better than, private residential development. The units are spacious and contemporary in their design both internally and externally. The materials used throughout the scheme were mainly Red / Yellow Brick, Monocouche Render, Rheinzinc, Capco Slates and Parklex Timber Cladding. Private parking facilities and bin storage areas are being provided for each tenant. Open areas were designed for recreation to enhance the lives of the residents.

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PROJECT TEAM: 

Client Cork City Council
Main Contractor McInerney Contracting Ltd.
Architect City Architects Department,
Cork City Council
 

Tony Duggan - City Architect
Mairead Power - Project Architect                 Charlie O'Donovan - Project Technician

Consultant Architect J.E. Keating and Associates Architects
Clerk of Works Jerry Linehan
Quantity Surveyor James Sheehan Associates
Consulting Engineer D.J. Fitzgibbon and Company Ltd.
Landscape Architect Brady Shipman Martin