Woodward Square, located beside the Glencairn Luas Stop on Murphystown Way, is a new residential neighbourhood with a mixture of houses & apartments arranged in four distinct neighbourhood clusters. The site strategy is organised so as to protect the privacy of Glencairn House, a protected structure, by reducing the scale of development near the House and maintaining landscape buffers around its perimeter.
The Woodland Valley Park, located along the northern edge of the scheme, provides a significant amenity for the residents , while also mitigating the impact of noise from the M50. The primary streets and squares of Woodward Square are all orientated towards the park, extending its visual impact throughout the scheme. The remains of Murphystown Castle are preserved in a public open space at the entrance to the project.Woodward Square, Phase 1, comprises five apartment buildings, arranged in three rows with linear courtyards in between. The courtyards are connected by pedestrian pathways, and each space is open-ended, benefitting from views towards the woodland to their north and the public open space to their south. The apartment buildings vary in height from four to five storeys, with all car parking concealed within a landscaped podium level. The subtle geometry of the building placement, the strong contrast between brick and render forms, and the bold, zinc roof elements combine to create a playful scheme that sits comfortably within its context.