We at Baltic are proud to announce that we are receiving a new contract by Walls Construction for the site of Churchview Road. We are happy and thankful for their continued trust in us. Baltic deeply values our years-long business relationship spanning all the way back to 2017. This Park Development Project is located in the west of Killiney Hill, set against mature trees and a lovely village impression making it a coveted site for development. The site consists of two U-Shaped blocks that will total 230 apartments. Baltics main area of participation in this project will be that of the internal drywall, various partitions, ceilings, drylining, airtightness, and all associated plastering finishes including insulated render systems to the PC walls to basement stair cores. There will also be additional works alongside the apartments for amenity and childcare facilities. We are excited to once again be working on new modern apartments and expect to begin work at the end of January 2023.
When evaluating a site, it's always interesting for us to look back at the historical context of the local area of where the site is located. It is often that there is not much information available or that there is not much known to begin with. This is different for the churchview road development since it is close to Kiliney and Killiney hill. This small village provides a small but nonetheless fascinating historical context to the site that will be developed. The town of Killiney itself grew around the local church in the 11th century with the name of the village itself being an English adaptation of the Irish Cill Iníon Léinín. The village had interesting occurrences throughout its long time, with photographs being produced of fake battles for the war of independence being produced at Killiney and the torching of RIC Barracks at Ballybrack, including many individuals and houses from Killiney.
The civil war also took its toll there, with attacks between treaty and anti-treaty forces taking place in the village. The depth of history available for this village is nothing but outstanding and provides the area being developed a part of its interesting history. Its history has many interesting occurrences and individuals, but some modern interest stems from the hill itself, with obelisks being situated on it, and the wishing stone. The area had a long past of ownership, with the obelisk being made by Colonel John Malpas. The well-known obelisk has the phrase “a year of scarcity and hardship, when fever and famine devastated Ireland. Last year being hard with the poor, the wall around these hills and this were erected by John Mapas, Esq. June, 174” on a plaque on the obelisk. Looking back towards the past is always as important as looking towards the future and looking through this timeline of Killiney provided us with appreciation for the site that we will soon begin our own works.