Loughrea, Co. Galway

OBFA was appointed in 2018 by Galway County Council to design and deliver a small infill development at Barrack Street, Loughrea.  Despite the challenges of construction during the stop/start of Covid-19, the team comprising OBFA, McKenna Consulting Engineers, Healy Consulting Engineers and Carraig Construction QS have been able to deliver a new street frontage of five terraced units, nZEB compliant, with bright and generous spaces.  The development was constructed by Jada Projects who have delivered to a high standard of fit and finish.  We wish the future residents the very best.

View of garden terrace using the original vernacular Galway wall alongside the contemporary new finishes.

OBFA’s design provides a terrace of five nZEB energy efficient houses, set slightly back from the street to allow residents a small private space, while maintaining the existing street line of Barrack Street, Loughrea.  The development features grey-blue window frames and doors; white nap plaster finish and fibre cement roof tiles. Classic proportions and restrained use of materials work together to create an aesthetically pleasing design, that is both familiar and creates a distinct new urban design addition to Loughrea.

Photo credits:  Evan Tsapatoras.