Dunboyne – Newgreen Centre
It was decided that the building should address the street […]
It was decided that the building should address the street directly, and should be at least two-storey, so that it acted as a "book-end" for the village green. The volume of the building was compacted by accommodating the supermarket stores at first-floor level, and by developing further first-floor accommodation for a gym and office space. It was agreed with the planners that the building should have a landmark quality, and that it should be visible from the main approach road. The form of the building was therefore designed with a landmark glazed clock tower mounted on a sharp triangular base of grey limestone, with a wave-formed roof concealing the air-conditioning plant, and extensive stone cladding combining Balmoral red granite (which picks up the adjacent brickwork of local buildings) and white molinious limestone. The curved entrance is glazed and screened by brise-soleils.