Sandy Road, Galway

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Project Description

The future development of a key site in Galway City for affordable housing with some commercial use, is being put to public consultation to gather feedback and ideas from the local community. The 8.63 hectares (21 acres) of land at Sandy Road will involve the creation of a new neighbourhood and will be the largest single urban regeneration project to take place in the city.

The Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI) was commissioned by the Land Development Agency (LDA), in partnership with the Galway City Council (GCC), to undertake a Design Review for the Sandy Road site and to bring Architects’ expertise to identify the site’s potential and to inform, guide and shape local and regional planning policy going forward.

The Design Review was undertaken by five RIAI Registered Architects, who each put forward different proposals and visions that show a range of possible ideas for the site. All of the submissions involve the creation of a new urban quarter with high quality housing alongside workspace and commercial hubs.

View RIAI Draft Design Review Report

Below you will be able to find each of the Architects Proposals:


Following feedback, a final Design Review Report will be issued by the RIAI.

The deadline for public feedback is 31 July 2020, by email to [email protected]

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