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Urban Infill Projects

An urban infill project refers to the development or redevelopment of a vacant or underutilised site within an existing urban area, often referred to as a 'Brown Field Site'. It involves the construction of new buildings or the renovation of existing structures to make more efficient use of the available space in densely populated cities or neighbourhoods.

Urban infill projects are typically characterised by their location in already developed areas, surrounded by existing infrastructure, services, and amenities. They aim to maximise land use and contribute to the revitalisation and sustainability of urban environments. Infill projects can take various forms, including residential, commercial, mixed-use, or institutional developments.

The key objectives of urban infill projects often include:

  1. Efficient land use: By utilising vacant or underutilised parcels, infill projects optimise the use of limited urban land, reducing urban sprawl and promoting more sustainable development patterns.
  2. Community revitalisation: Infill developments contribute to the revitalisation of neighbourhoods by injecting new life, businesses, and residents into existing urban fabric. They can help enhance the overall liveability and vibrancy of an area.
  3. Connectivity and walkability: Infill projects often prioritise pedestrian-friendly design, creating walkable neighbourhoods with close proximity to amenities, public transportation, and employment centers. They encourage reduced reliance on cars and promote sustainable transportation options.
  4. Adaptive reuse: In some cases, urban infill projects involve the renovation and adaptive reuse of existing structures, such as repurposing old warehouses into apartments or converting historic buildings into mixed-use developments. This approach helps preserve the cultural heritage of the area while meeting contemporary needs.
  5. Density and housing affordability: Urban infill projects can address the growing demand for housing in towns and cities by increasing residential density in keeping with the national planning framework. They offer opportunities for diverse housing options, including affordable housing units, which can help mitigate housing shortages and promote socio-economic diversity.

Overall, urban infill projects play a vital role in the responsible and sustainable development of towns and cities by making efficient use of available space, fostering community engagement, and improving the quality of urban life.

We are currently involved in a number of interesting urban infill residential projects located in Drogheda County Louth.

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13 Unit development on the North Road

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10 Unit development on Georges Street

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5 Unit development on Trinity Street

by McKevitt King Architects

Urban Infill Projects

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