Dorset Point is a six-story mixed-use development located along Dorset Street, which is one of the most important streets north of the River Liffey. It provides accommodations for 447 students and other amenities (student housing reception and foyer, cafe, gymnasium, and a single subdivision retail unit) that bring much-needed activity to Dorset Street.

Bennett Construction is an international family-owned construction services company with offices and projects in Dublin, London, and Germany. The Bennett Group was founded in 1917 in Mullingar, Ireland. Since then the group has grown dramatically in both size and reputation.

In addition to providing essential student accommodation, this project has aided in the area’s regeneration. Before the development of Dorset Point, the area was just an underutilized brownfield urban site.

The building is full of dynamic and safe spaces, providing students with a balance of spaces for socialization or individual independence when preferred. The external courtyards are a mixture of soft and hard landscaping with grassed areas, raised planters, paved access routes, timber, and precast concrete seats with games areas across three courtyards.

Swipe Left and Right to view the construction progress from April 2016 to April 2017