MacMinn O’Reilly Mahon was appointed Contract Administrator and Quantity Surveyor for this large scale residential and commercial design and build development known as Orchard Gardens.
Orchard Gardens is located on the western edge of the city centre close to Cork University Hospital, University College Cork, Bon Secours Hospital, Mercy Hospital and Cork Institute of Technology. While predominantly a residential area, Dennehys Cross is a hub of activity also being home to a number of commercial employers such as Wilton Shopping Centre, IDA Business and Technology Park and Cork County Hall and Motor Tax Office.
The Orchard Gardens development consists of 143 modern apartments ranging in height up to 6 storeys and also includes ground floor commercial space. There are two levels of basement car parks and the development was constructed during 2007 – 2009.
The deveopment is divided between two blocks, namely:
Block 1 – The Yarlington
The Yarlington comprises 62 residential units, the Tesco Express retail store and a unit earmarked for a crèche facility.
Block 2 – The Bramley
The Bramley comprises 81 residential units and seven commercial units varying in size from 45 sq. m. (485 sq. ft). to 173 sq. m. (1,871 sq. ft.)