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Templewood, Carton Demesne

Full Architectural Services
32 Houses 


Demesne have led numerous projects at the beautiful Carton Demesne, Maynooth, County Kildare, a protected structure. Demesne secured planning permission for detached houses at Temple Woods, a luxurious development of 32 houses on individual 1 acre sites. Demesne are currently finalising the completion of this development, having overseen the infrastructure and delivery of many of the bespoke homes.

Beautiful Bespoke Homes in Parkland Setting

Carton house was one of Ireland’s greatest stately homes and one time ancestral seat of the Earls of Kildare and Dukes of Leinster. Carton Demesne runs to 1,100 acres (4.5 km²). For two hundred years it possessed the finest example in Ireland of a Georgian-created parkland landscape.

Demesne worked closely with the developer and Kildare County Council to create a beautiful appropriate design for bespoke homes in this unrivalled setting. The development has been an outstanding success, with a real sense of community created in this wonderful setting.

The Avenue Restaurant

Inside view of the wine bar at the Avenue Restaurant

Demesne Architects have had a strong involvement in the evolution of Maynooth as one of Ireland’s premier dining destinations. Demesne designed, achieved planning for and oversaw the construction of the premises for “The Avenue”, one of the first of the new generation of restaurants to appear over the past decade, in Maynooth.

The original building was a tired house, used as rented accommodation for students. Demesne oversaw the comprehensive refurbishment and extension to create this fantastic award winning restaurant.

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National High Performance Training Centre, Dublin

External view of National High Performance Training Centre

Demesne Architects were shortlisted with BAM, to prepare a full construction design for the National High Performance Training Centre in Dublin.

This Elite Sports Centre is an extension to the Irish Institute of Sport and will be an integral part of the National Sports Campus. It will cater for the training and monitoring of elite and high performance athletes and sportspeople, to allow them to perform at the highest level.

The centre features a four lane sprint track, strength and conditioning areas, a mixed use training zone, a five ring boxing gym, medical treatment rooms, a relaxation zone and ancillary accommodation.

Demesne Architects led the design team, combining a unique blend of elite sports expertise and local construction knowledge. The evolved design overcomes the technical challenges of an elite sports facility, in terms of combining functionality, layout, fabric performance, exemplar design parameters and aesthetic design, whilst always mindful of the primary objective of the building, to ensure that athletes can be prepared and tested to allow them to perform at their highest level.

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Fairhaven Housing, Co. Clare

Image of living room with white, wooden tables and red accents

The development is set in a sensitive prominent location overlooking the Shannon and Lough Derg. The scheme comprises 87 units as a mixture of 3 and 4 bedroom family homes over a series of phases. The homes were designed around a palette of natural materials and forms which suited the local vernacular style. Internal finishes were specified to a very high standard to ensure strong demand for sales.

Full master planning, design services as well as technical detailing and on site monitoring and inspection of the works were undertaken by part of our senior technical team in a role prior to joining Demesne.

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Aviareto Headquarters, Dublin

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Aviareto are The Irish Aviation Registry Body. Their previous premises had resulted in disjointed working practices. The challenge was to create an exciting and vibrant space which would promote greater interaction and teamwork between the workforce.

The offices were planned to create an open plan area for sales and marketing and a designated finance area with privacy issues being addressed by creating a series of offices and a boardroom. The brief was completed with kitchens, toilets and shower rooms and other ancillary accommodation.

The central area was enhanced with 3d mural panels which evoked airflow imagery, consistent with an aviation theme. This simple yet beautiful fit out was completed on time and within budget.

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