One of Ireland’s leading homebuilder, Cairn Homes plc, was delighted to be announced as a finalist in the 2022 Irish Construction Excellence Awards under the ‘Residential – Private Housing’ category for Rostrevor Place in Rathgar.
The Awards, which were presented at Dublin’s Convention Centre on Saturday, May 14, are the original and premier recognition of performance excellence for the contracting sector in Ireland, and not for the first time, Cairn Homes has made the shortlist for Rostrevor Place, which is a boutique development comprising one, two and three bedroom bright and spacious apartments and penthouses, each with incredible views over the leafy, Victorian suburb of Rathgar.
Set in landscaped gardens and featuring a host of state-of-the-art amenities, Rostrevor Place is an oasis of calm, providing the perfect mix of convenience and quality just moments from Dublin City Centre. Comprising 107 apartments over two blocks, the development is a wonderful example of Cairn’s commitment to build quality, sustainability, innovation and cost-effectiveness, and a result of lessons learned in Cairn’s extensive building experience.
Several new building products and processes were used during the building, including bathroom pods manufactured off-site, a space-saving underground bin system, the use of infill Light Gauge Steel Panels as well as thermally broken concrete balconies which could be completed behind the scaffold.
Sustainability additions included a Green Roof for water retention, underground attenuation tanks to save space, external permeable paving, extensive planting and landscaping around existing mature trees, and a new public park. The development adhered to high levels of health and safety, including innovative corridor windows big enough to take a plasterboard trolley during construction, plus extensive COVID-19 protection measures.
Listed on the Euronext Dublin and a constituent member of ISEQ 20, Cairn has been leading the way in the Irish housing market since 2015. In that time, the business has gone from strength to strength and is active on several sites, with the resources to deliver a choice of homes where people want to live now and into the future. The company’s name represents its vision to be a guiding force in home building across Ireland – showing the right way to develop homes, neighbourhoods and communities where people love to live. With the customer’s voice as its guide, Cairn is focused on delivering beautiful and functional homes, cohesive communities and an exceptional customer experience.
The award-winning company takes great pride in the homes it builds and great satisfaction in seeing communities grow and thrive in their new neighbourhoods. From planning and design through to construction and landscaping, its focus on placemaking sets it apart. Considered shared spaces, playgrounds and parks give Cairn developments a real sense of place and enhance the quality of life for everybody who lives there.
Michael Stanley is the CEO and co-founder of Cairn Homes plc. He has a strong pedigree in residential development and the broader property industry. He was previously CEO of Stanley Holdings, a large Irish homebuilder and real estate investment company. Michael has overseen the growth of Cairn, from the deployment of in excess of €900 million capital in assembling a high quality residential landbank of housing and apartment sites to the creation of a scalable operating platform which saw Cairn sell its 5,000th new home during 2021, and which will support over 3,000 full-time jobs during 2022. Michael also has extensive experience in the packaging, energy, agritech and healthcare sectors.
“Cairn has a team of very talented people who design and build great homes in sought-after locations for every segment of the market,” he comments.
“We have long established partnerships with large, quality sub-contractors and a mature integrated supply chain. We have brought multiple new developments through a difficult planning system and we are poised to significantly increase our output over the coming years.
“We sold our 5,000th home during 2021 in our seventh year in business and we expect to build at least the same number again in the coming three years. Our financial performance enables us to reinvest strongly in our business to drive this significant growth in delivery and to underpin our contribution to addressing the housing needs of our society.”
When master planning a site, the Cairn planning team will ensure that the inherent advantages of a particular site are considered. Views, proximity to services and good orientation all factor into their design thinking.
Cairn Homes are always setting new standards. Not only in their construction processes and use of innovative technology but in everything from the way they work, to welcoming environments to their on-site management and aftercare services.
Their team of experts are your team of experts and they will do everything to deliver you the highest standards of design, construction, finishing and completion.
As a young company, Cairn is proud of what it has achieved so far and is optimistic about the future.
Cairn Homes plc
7 Grand Canal,
Grand Canal Street Lower,
Telephone: 01 696 4600
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This article was published in Building Ireland Magazine, July 2022, Vol 8 No 7