Respond are proud to introduce ‘Rathcoran’ in Baltinglass (Wicklow) featuring 56 homes, including a converted convent building at the heart of the development, surrounded by modern homes, apartments, and a primary health care centre.
In addressing local housing needs, the development adapted and repurposed the vacant former convent to create homes that cater to the needs of tenants. The project aimed to reduce fuel poverty by implementing excellent insulation and energy-efficient materials in construction, resulting in buildings with high energy performance ratings.
The scheme has ample communal green spaces and an enclosed multi-use games area, fostering a sense of community and well-being. By repurposing the existing convent and preserving its historical character, the project stands as an example of the capacity of regeneration and renewal to create vibrant and sustainable communities.