Cluain Ghlas, Hennessy’s Road, Waterford, Ireland


Hennessy’s Road, Waterford, Ireland


Focus Ireland; St. Bridget’s Childcare Centre; & Waterford City Council




Residential; Community; Public Sector


Floor Area Apartments 1,061m2; Creche 626m2; Site Area 0.62ha


Completed 2009

Key Numbers:

3 Organisations Collaborating to Meet the Needs of the Wider Community

Awards / Nominations:

Winner of Irish Council of Social Housing Award 2009.


The Cluain Ghlas development represents a successful collaborative approach by dedicated bodies to improving the social fabric and built environment by responding to the needs of the local and broader community through quality design.

The mix of 1, 2, & 3 bed Focus Ireland apartments allow for the needs of both, all types of families, and single people to be catered for comfortably. All benefit from private outdoor space through either rear gardens or balcony areas. The apartments were designed to cater for general needs with the possibility for use by disabled persons at ground floor level.

The St. Brigid’s Childcare Centre aims to be a ‘one stop shop’ for families by delivering parenting workshops, family support and group activities; providing high quality childcare that is affordable, accessible and inclusive in a child centered environment where children play – supporting their engagement as active agents in their own development and learning and explore their environment and participate in problem solving and decision making.