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2015 ICSH Allianz Community Housing Award winners announced

The Community Housing Awards, which encourage, recognise and reward excellence in the delivery of social housing has been in existence since 2003 and this year marks the 7th biennial Community Housing Awards.

Without doubt, the standard and quality of submissions was exceptionally high this year demonstrating the sector’s commitment to deliver the highest quality housing.

The ICSH would very much like to thank our panel of judges who gave so willingly of their time over 2 day period to evaluate the projects. It was a difficult task and having a diverse range of perspectives on board added to interesting debate and tough deliberations. Special thanks to our judges:

  • Olliver O’Loughlin – Former Director of Services, Limerick City & County Council
  • James Gleeson, Associate Director, Commercial Underwriting, Allianz Insurance
  • Fionnuala Rogerson, Architect & Urban Designer Fionnuala Rogerson Architects

The ICSH would also very much like to thank our sponsors of the Community Housing Awards, Allianz, for their continued support of the Awards & in particular I would like to thanks James Gleeson.

Full details of all winning housing schemes are available in the 2015 ICSH Community Housing Awards Winners brochure.

Housing for People with Disabilities:

Clanmil Ireland & South Dublin County Council,
Valhalla, Watery Lane Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Architect: Architectural Services Department, South Dublin County Council

Left to right: James Gleeson, Allianz; Lorraine Byrne, South Dublin County Council; Sharon O’Grady, South Dublin County Council; Martina Smith, Clanmil Ireland; Cllr Eamon Dooley, Mayor of Offaly; Justin O’Brien, Irish Council for Social Housing President; David Caird, Clanmil Ireland, Elaine Fairley, Clanmil Ireland; Denise Doorly, Clanmil Ireland

Please see Winner Video:

Please see all Entries:

Housing for Older People:

Leighlinbridge Housing Association
Orchard Lane, Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow
Architect: Paul Keogh Architects

Left to right: James Gleeson, Allianz; Eddie Nolan, Leighlinbridge Housing Association; Paul Keogh, Paul Keogh Architects; Pat Roche, Leighlinbridge Housing Association; Cllr Eamon Dooley, Mayor of Offaly; Justin O’Brien, Irish Council for Social Housing President; Brighidín Ní Mhaille, Paul Keogh Architects; Rachael Chidlow, Paul Keogh Architects

Please see Winner Video:

Please see all Entries:

Housing for Families – Urban:

Circle Housing Association & Dublin City County Council
Thornton Heights, Inchicore Dublin 8
Architect: Dublin City Council Architects

Left to right: Kathleen McKillion, Irish Council for Social Housing; James Gleeson, Allianz; Deirdre Ní Raghallaigh, Dublin City Council; Justin O’Brien, Circle Voluntary Housing Association; Cllr Eamon Dooley, Mayor of Offaly; Anne O’Meara, Circle Voluntary Housing Association; Pat Costelloe, Circle Voluntary Housing Association; Tom Gifford, Circle Voluntary Housing Association

Please see Winner Video:

Housing for Families – Rural:

Clare County Council
Glor na Scrutha, Knockbrack lower Road Clonlara Co. Clare
Architect: Clare County Council Architectural Services

Left to right: James Gleeson, Allianz; Leonard Cleary, Clare County Council; Cllr James Breen, Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council; Andrea Goble, Executive Architect, Clare County Council; Cllr Eamon Dooley, Mayor of Offaly; Justin O’Brien, Irish Council for Social Housing President; Ruth Hurley, Senior Executive Architect, Clare County Council; Gerry Flynn, Clare County Council

Please see Winner Video:

Homeless Projects:

Novas Initiatives
Brother Stephen Russel House, Mulgrave Street Limerick
Architect: Novas Architects

Left to right: Chris O’Connor, Novas Initiatives; Breda Garry, Novas Initiatives; James Gleeson, Allianz; Michael Flynn, Novas Initiatives; Anne Cronin, Novas Initiatives; Cllr Eamon Dooley, Mayor of Offaly; Justin O’Brien, Irish Council for Social Housing President; Donal O’Carroll, Novas Initiatives; Aoife Boyle, Novas Initiatives

Please see Winner Video:

Please see all Entries:

Most Creative Supply Response:

Respond! Housing Association
Oakley Wood, Tullow Co. Carlow

Left to right: Denis Shanahan, Respond! Housing Association; James Gleeson, Allianz; Ned Brennan, Respond! Housing Association; Cllr Eamon Dooley, Mayor of Offaly; Justin O’Brien, Irish Council for Social Housing President

Please see Winner Video:

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Innovative Finance Solutions:

North & East Housing Association
McArdle Green, Moneymore, Drogheda Co.Louth
Architect: Finn Design Partnership

Left to right: James Gleeson, Allianz; Sorcha Malone, North and East Housing Association; Vincent Keenan, North and East Housing Association; Cllr Eamon Dooley, Mayor of Offaly; Justin O’Brien, Irish Council for Social Housing President; Brendan McGinley, North and East Housing Association

Please see Winner Video:

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Housing Management Initiatives:

Clúid Housing Association
Mill Place, Pound Lane, Ennis Co.Clare

Left to right: James Gleeson, Allianz; John O’Sullivan, Clúid Housing Association; Cllr Eamon Dooley, Mayor of Offaly; Justin O’Brien, Irish Council for Social Housing President; James O’Halloran, Clúid Housing Association

Please see Winner Video:

Please see all Entries:

Regeneration:

Waterford City & County Council
Chairman’s Arch Redevelopment, Cathedral Square, Waterford City

Left to right: James Gleeson, Allianz; Gary Falconer, C.J. Falconer & Associates Architects; Edward Delehanty, Waterford City & County Council; Cllr Eamon Dooley, Mayor of Offaly; Justin O’Brien, Irish Council for Social Housing President

Please see Winner Video:

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Collaboration Initiatives:

Túath Housing
Clare Village, Clarehall, Malahide Road Dublin 17

Left to right: James Gleeson, Allianz, Alison O’Gorman, Túath Housing; Daithi Downey, Dublin City Council; Cllr Eamon Dooley, Mayor of Offaly; Justin O’Brien, Irish Council for Social Housing President; Bronagh D’Arcy, Túath Housing

Please see Winner Video:

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Community Integration:

Comhlact Tithe agus Forbairt an sSulain Teo
Ionad Lae, Day Centre, Ballyvourney Macroom Co Cork

Left to right: James Gleeson, Allianz; Máiréad Uí Cheallachain, Cómhlacht Tithe Soisialta agus Forbairt an Tsuláin Teo; Micheál O Ceallachain, Cómhlacht Tithe Soisialta agus Forbairt an Tsuláin Teo; Jeremiah Quill, Cómhlacht Tithe Soisialta agus Forbairt an Tsuláin Teo; Cllr Eamon Dooley, Mayor of Offaly; Justin O’Brien, Irish Council for Social Housing President; Treasa Ní Laoire, Cómhlacht Tithe Soisialta agus Forbairt an Tsuláin Teo

Please see Winner Video:

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Overall Winner of the 2015 ICSH Allianz Community Housing Awards

Clanmil Ireland & South Dublin County Council,
Valhalla, Watery Lane Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Architect: Architectural Services Department, South Dublin County Council

Left to right: Justin O’Brien, Irish Council for Social Housing President; Elaine Fairley, Clanmil Ireland; Lorraine Byrne, South Dublin County Council; Sharon O’Grady, South Dublin County Council; Martina Smith, Clanmil Ireland; Cllr Eamon Dooley, Mayor of Offaly; David Caird, Clanmil Ireland; Denise Doorly, Clanmil Ireland; James Gleeson, Allianz

The scheme was praised by the judging panel as:

“An exemplar architectural, social and sustainable design for the provision of housing for people with disabilities.          

Clanmil Ireland applied an excellent innovative approach to sourcing funding to achieve overall design objectives and successfully collaborated to ensure optimum outcomes for tenant well-being. The project is a real success from the point of view of all the stakeholders involved and it represents a good practice model that can be replicated for independent living in meeting the varying needs of people with disabilities.”

Congratulations to all winning and shortlisted and schemes.

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