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Karen O'Reilly

Director Job title // liverpool Team name

Working in professional practice since 2002 she joined JDA in 2012 with her experience in social housing making her a perfect fit for the practice at a time when it was looking to move into this sector. 


After setting up our Liverpool base in 2014 she become director in 2019.  


With her specialist knowledge in social housing and community architecture, she is a champion of a people-led approach to architecture, where understanding and assessing social impact are central to the development and delivery of successful projects. 


Karen is now our mentor and lead in care projects such as HAPPI schemes, Extra Care and retirement Villages.



naylorsfield drive

33 modular houses built off site

living // Belle Vale, Liverpool

the withens

New build Extra Care scheme 64 apartments & 26 one and two bedroom bungalows

caring // Stockbridge Village, Knowsley

sandymoor extra care

New build Extra Care scheme of 100 shared ownership & affordable rent apartments

caring // Sandymoor, Runcorn

danesmoor drive

16 no. one and two bedroom apartments & 3 two bedroom bungalows

caring // Bury

elker lane

Traditionally built HAPPI scheme of 19 two bedroom affordable rent and shared ownership apartments

caring // Billington, Ribble Valley

wood lane

Development of 12 apartments and 36 houses

living // Netherley, Liverpool

page lane

39 new build timber framed dwellings

living // Widnes


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commentary // 22nd June, 2021

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commentary // JUNE 22, 2018