Location: Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
Brick Manufacturer: Wienerberger Limited
Brick Name: Con Mosso
Architect: Hall Black Douglas
Contractor: Kelly Brothers
About the project
Moylinney Court, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, UK - pilot scheme achieving HAPPI standards (Housing our Ageing Population Panel for Innovation) comprises of 6 family homes and 14 spacious apartments with additional internal and external social spaces. Close attention was paid to designing high quality private and communal spaces throughout the design that creates areas of passive observation allowing the scheme to sit openly on the site without the appearance of a rear elevation.
Externally the concept was to finish the building with high quality durable materials. The materials were specified to create a monolithic design with pockets of private space that integrates with the communal landscape and social areas. While defining private terrace and balcony boundaries.
Brick - Wienerberger, Con Mosso
Cast stone - Craftstone, Portland White
Timber effect cladding - Trespa Pura, Aged Ash
Render - Webber, Black
Internally the main entrance leads through to a hotel-like lobby area with communal lounge / kitchenette and large baloney area. Each spacious open plan apartment is designed to maximise natural lighting with large dual aspect windows and private balconies.
Sponsored by ARC Building Solutions
ARC Building Solutions is a specialist manufacturer of cavity fire barriers and cavity closers, based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Established in 2008, ARC specialises in bringing unique and innovative products to market. Designed to solve real world on-site challenges, ARC’s products help to deliver safer and more sustainable homes and buildings. ARC’s wealth of technical experience ensures that the best solution can be identified from our comprehensive range of products.