Carrigea is the first of Waterford’s transformative ‘new urban village’. This hub creates an inclusive community for all with residential family homes and accessible apartments, supported by various services and amenities.
Whitebox puts the future needs of Irish families to the forefront, and this is clear to see in the newly completed Carrigea in Kilbarry. This stunning Waterford City location features sixty-nine built for purpose two and three-bedroom residential units wrapped around a central open space. Within the hub, fifteen one and two-bedroom apartments have also been built which are all equipped with the highest accessibility standards for those with special needs and the elderly. Enhancing the self of place, Carrigea will be supported by a ninety-bed nursing home, medical centre, creche and standalone coffee shop.
Carrigea is the answer to growing needs from Irish families for a secure place to live with fully integrated solutions that provide both quality and innovation for the modern Irish home.
Carrigea is a prime location for accessibility to the majority of Waterford’s largest employers. The nearby area features many world-leading pharmaceuticals, medical and life sciences companies, along with Carriganore, TSSG and Crystal Valley Tech. Carrigea is just under 4km from Waterford’s City Centre making it very easy to get to while also comfortably removed from the inner city ‘bustle’.
Kilbarry is in a central location for education links, both primary and secondary level education. A new secondary school will become part of the urban village and cater to the surrounding community. For third-level students Waterford Institute of Technology is a short three-minute drive from here. This is a highly commended college which is expected to grow in the coming years as it moves in the direction of university status.
This community is located in a unique position, benefiting from close proximity to the city while also minutes away from Waterford’s beautiful countryside. The adjoining Outer Ring Road will get you to the beautiful seaside town of Tramore in ten minutes, and there are plenty of closer amenities including Kilbarry Nature Park, Kingfisher Club and the Waterford Regional Sports Centre.
All new Whitebox homes are built to NZEB design and construction standards (Near Zero Energy in Buildings). They incorporate the latest green technology that not only reduces energy consumption resulting in cheaper bills but also meets the criteria for the pillar banks’ Green Mortgage initiatives that offer cheaper mortgages. The net result of these innovative design and rigorous build standards will also ensure that the homeowner’s carbon footprint is significantly reduced. EV (electric vehicle) charging points are available for those homeowners that want to embrace a zero-emission lifestyle. Whitebox projects have been designed to help protect and enhance native biodiversity at every stage.
Carrigea is a diverse community which caters to professionals, couples, families, the elderly and those with special needs. The homes all feature A-rated energy performance which translates into lower energy bills, EV (electric vehicle) and charging points reinforce the strong focus on near neutral carbon footprint. They feature an airy, open-plan format with dual aspect to ensure all homes maximise natural light throughout the house.