Clancy Quay and newly completed 20 Kildare Street and Ten Hanover Quay office developments are recognized in Irish construction and architecture community
Three Kennedy Wilson development projects have been recognized for enhancing the built environment in Ireland with real estate industry awards for placemaking, construction innovation, architecture, and conservation. The honors from ULI and CBRE Ireland, The Irish Construction Industry Awards, and the KPMG Property Industry Excellence Awards are a testament to Kennedy Wilson’s commitment to developing innovative new developments that prioritize ESG initiatives and benefit the local community.
“We are honored to be recognized by these esteemed organizations, and to demonstrate through our development work how historic fabric can be retained and reused in a sensitive and imaginative way, creating contemporary projects that prioritize sustainability while contributing to the sense of place in these unique Dublin neighborhoods,” said Kennedy Wilson President Mary Ricks.
Clancy Quay, Kennedy Wilson’s 877-unit mixed use community in Dublin, was selected as the overall winner of the ULI Excellence in Placemaking Awards sponsored by CBRE Ireland, as well as Dublin’s best public/private sector project. One if the largest residential conservation projects ever undertaken in Ireland, contemporary apartment blocks now complement the historic elements of Clancy Quay, combining best-in-class conservation with 21st style architecture. The project was also recognized for its active community and social program; varied and linked public spaces that create multiple options for residents; and for transforming what was predominantly a brown field site into a biodiverse community in the heart of Dublin.
Ten Hanover Quay – a three-bay 1880’s warehouse converted into offices in Dublin Docklands – was a winner of the Architecture Award at the KPMG Property Industry Excellence Awards ceremony. The adaptive reuse of the existing buildings, combined with the contemporary offices, provides both Kennedy Wilson and the new occupier with a building that offers a great variety of spaces, all finished to a very high standard, within a unique setting. The large, open plan, LEED Gold certified warehouse features clerestory lighting, views over the water in three directions, a roof terrace, a choice of entrances, and generous bicycle and welfare facilities within the basement area. Ten Hanover Quay is targeting WELL Gold certification.
Finally, Kennedy Wilson’s faithful restoration of a protected 18thcentury townhomes and the construction of a new state-of-the-art seven-story office development at 20 Kildare Street has also been recognized by the Irish Construction Industry Awards as the “Construction Project of the Year” and the “Conservation Project of the Year”. A fully electric building using no fossil fuels, 20 Kildare Street is certified LEED Gold, is targeting WELL Gold, and has a Wired Platinum rating.
About Kennedy Wilson
Kennedy Wilson (NYSE:KW) is a leading global real estate investment company. The company owns, operates, and invests in real estate through the balance sheet and through an investment management platform across the Western United States, United Kingdom, and Ireland. Kennedy Wilson primarily focuses on multifamily and office properties as well as industrial and debt investments in the investment management business. For more information on Kennedy Wilson, please visit: www.kennedywilson.com.