Springville House, Blackrock Road, Cork City.

  • Local Authority
    Cork City Council
  • Procurement Type
    Refurbishment, Regeneration and Repurposing
  • Funding Method
    Capital Assistance Scheme (CAS)
  • No. of Homes
  • Developer/Contractor
    MMD Construction Cork Ltd.
  • Springville 3
  • Spingville 4
  • Springville 1
Spingville Main

Springville House is an office retrofit ‘Rightsize’ development in Blackrock, Cork City, which has resulted in the conversion of a vacant office block, built in the 1970s, into a 35-home residential building. The new development is is managed by Tuath, on behalf of the Council. This development consists of four one-bedroom single storey houses, 13 two-bedroom apartments and 18 one-bedroom apartments.

MMD Construction was the main contractor for this project. The development comprises the change of use from a former multi-storey office and works included partial demolitions and construction of a third floor on part of the existing office building

‘Rightsize’ refers to a voluntary scheme aimed at residents, aged sixty years and over, who would like to move from their current property to one that is more suitable to their needs. The novel scheme supports individuals and families by offering offers top quality warm, safe and comfortable housing while also freeing up existing homes that may be under occupied by older persons.