Dorset Point, Dorset Street, Dublin

Dorset Point, Dorset Street, Dublin




Student Accommodation


20 months


447 Bed Spaces

This student accommodation project was located along Dorset St Lower in Dublin 1.

The project consisted of 447 student bed spaces over 102 clusters in 5 no blocks. 

The various blocks ranged from 3 to 6 floor plates above ground and basement plant room below block C.

The blocks were set around internal court yards with selected hard & soft landscaping. 

The envelope consisted of a Steel framed system inner leaf with 150mm cavity closing out with a brick outer leaf with aluminium clad windows and louvered dressings. The envelope overlooking the internal court yards were finished with a mixture of brick, coloured render and zinc finishes.

The building contained 438 pre finished shower room pods with 9no disabled w/c rooms.

The inner walls were mainly fire & acoustic rated partitions which formed clusters. The clusters ranged from 4, 5, 6 & 7 bed spaces with each having a shared kitchen area. The kitchens contained built in units, appliances with dining and rest areas and TV facility.

Landscaping consisted of a mixture of soft and hard landscaping with grassed areas, raised planters, paved access routes, timber & precast conc seats with games areas across three courtyards.

A dry heating system was included with central boilers for hot water. A CHP runs the systems with BMS backup for monitoring. 5 no passenger lifts were installed.

Project Team:
Hines UK
Henry J Lyons
M&E Engineers
IN2 Engineering
Quantity Surveyor
Healy Kelly Turner & Townsend Ltd