The Davitt, Dublin 12 – Brian M.Durkan

The Davitt on The former Dulux Paints Property on The Grand Canal at The Goldenbridge Luas Stop Dublin 12 is a development of 265 apartments designed exclusively for rental with extremely high levels of amenity and fit out.
Client: Avestus Ltd
Consulting Engineers: DBFL & Waterman Moylan
Structural Engineers: Kavanagh Burke.
Architects: John Fleming Architects and Crawford Architecture for Client
Contractor: Brian M Durkan
Landscape Design : ÁIT Urbanism + Landscape Ltd

Client Vision

Brian M Durkan are a team we have a lot of experience with, and we are very much in accord with their vision here at Irish Fencing Services.

“We are creating the homes of the future with sustainable vision and design, but also with staunch and experienced builder’s hands”

The Key Challenges

The Challenges of this project can be seen from the project description.The completed development consists of 265 high quality one and two bedroom apartments spread across four blocks ranging from three to seven storeys. It also includes two guest apartments, a retail/café unit, a resident’s gym, meeting rooms, residents’ lounges, BBQ areas, 119 car parking spaces, electric car chargers, internal semi-public paths, public and private open spaces and all communal facilities including, refuse and bike parking.

Overcoming The Challenge

We were involved in the development from a very early stage working with Durkans on site personnel in particular with the Site Engineer and QS. Tim Walsh Our MD. Shane Winters reviewed the design brief and locations for the various different fencing and gates required in meetings with them  and suggested a number of base designs and products to be worked from we provided samples and locations were similar products had been used. The criteria were appearance, safety,minimal maintenance, and value. After initial Selection of design, we then submitted drawings for the clients approval outlining the variations dictated by site factors and various different fixings required for walls structures and ground conditions..

Products Supplied

All material Plasgalv® coated RAL 7016 Anthracite

1450mm high Flat Bar Railings 4 No 1450mm x 1100mm wide Gates 1 No 1450mm x 3000mm wide Gate 2400mm high Flat Bar Railings

2 No 2400mm x 1600mm wide gates 0.6 mm high Kenmare Estate Railing

Digi keypads and hydraulic closers were fitted to many of the gates.


Positive  Outcomes

In the Header photo with a magnifying glass you can see our premises in Inchicore on the other side of The grand Canal 1600 metres and two stops up the LUAS at Blackhorse. Our Location central to all our key suppliers with minimal transportation once again benefited our client with speedy on time delivery quick flexibility to inevitable site demands and minimised our carbon footprint. Our Policy of locating centrally to our markets is key to our sustainability policy .