Haven House Hostel


Client: Dublin City Council
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Value: €7.5 Million (Estimated)
Scope: Civil / Structural Engineering Services through all stages



Haven House Hostel is a self contained complex for abandoned women with drug related issues. The complex blends high levels of security with a warm internal environment to provide a calm haven for the women while also preventing them from leaving without permission. The residences and communal areas are monitored from the administration wing which also has counselling facilities. The 2 storey structures are a mix of standard house construction and R.C. flat slab on loadbearing walls. The soil was fill material which resulted in mini piled foundations abutting a listed building and the remainder of the soil was Vibro – compacted.