Developer Victoria Homes has submitted planning permission for 1500 homes in Dublin 18, which could be the country’s largest residential developments since before the economic crash.
Works are continuing at Cairn Homes’ 459-unit strategic housing development at Cooldown Commons and Fortunestown, Citywest, Dublin 24.
Cairn is expected to deliver the first of the Citywest Quarter apartment blocks in the fourth quarter of 2020, with final delivery expected by the end of the third quarter in 2021.
Cairn recently offered 282 apartments of the scheme for sale to a single landlord buyer for €90 million which has placed Irish residential investors, Urbeo Residential in pole position for the purchase.
While talks between the parties have yet to enter into exclusivity, a source familiar with the negotiations said Urbeo is set to secure the Citywest Quarter portfolio for a figure in excess of the €90 million price quoted by joint agents Savills and Hooke & MacDonald when they brought the scheme to the market in April.
CGI consultants, 3D Design Bureau worked with McCrossan O’Rourke Manning Architects to produce photo-realistic exterior and interior CGIs of the development, allowing potential buyers to view the development pre-built. The architectural visualisation images were also submitted as part of the planning application to An Bord Pleanála.
Full project details:
The 18.5 acres Cooldown Commons site is located immediately adjacent to the Fortunestown Redline Luas Stop in Citywest, which provides direct light rail access into Dublin City Centre 45 minutes, and 500m from the N7 dual carriageway. The development also includes the completion of the tree-lined Citywest Avenue which dissects the site in two on an east-west axis.
South of Citywest Avenue will be 294 apartments in seven blocks; six of which extend to 6 storeys in height and a smaller 4 storey block, 32 duplex style houses and 18 three and four bedroom houses on the periphery to reflect existing and proposed adjoining developments. The apartment buildings are located in a generous parkland setting affording future occupants generous views across high quality landscaped spaces.
North of Citywest Avenue are 105 three and four bedroom houses with 10 duplex style houses to the northern tip of the site. The majority of these new homes overlook public open spaces.
The development will also provide convenient direct access to the Fortunestown Redline Luas Stop for adjacent neighbourhoods which will help to create a strong sense of community in the future.
Location: Cooldown Commons & Fortunestown, Citywest, Dublin 24
Authority: South Dublin County Council
Ref No: ABPREF302398
Documents: Planning website
Floor Area: 37697 M2
Site Area: 7.49 Hectares
Developer – Cairn Homes Plc develops and sells residential properties. It is also involved in the rental of properties. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.
Architect – McCrossan O’Rourke Manning Architects is a leading Architectural practice with specialisation in master planning and residential design for private developers, institutional and public sector clients. The practice is currently expanding its involvement in the mixed use and commercial sectors. They are based in Dublin, Ireland.
Planning Consultant – BMA Planning is a broad based planning and development consultancy which has provides its services to public and private sector based in Dublin, Ireland
Planning Consultant – Waterman Moylan is a leading engineering and environmental consultancy providing specialist services to our clients in the property, infrastructure and Environment markets in Ireland. They are based in Dublin, Ireland.
Consulting Engineer – DBFL Consulting Engineers are one of Ireland’s leading engineering consultancies. They are based in Dublin, Ireland.
Environmental Engineer – Awn Consulting Limited is a multidisciplinary consultancy offering specialist design advice, expert witness and litigation support in respect of a wide range of engineering and environmental disciplines. It is an Irish owned company with its Head Office in Dublin and a Regional Office in Cork.
Main Contractor – Cairn Homes Plc develops and sells residential properties. It is also involved in the rental of properties. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.
CCGI consultants: 3D Design Bureau – are specialists in architectural visualisation, BIM and VR – delivering quality design planning and marketing solutions. 3D Design Bureau created a series of verified view montages, architectural CGIs and interior CGIs which were used for both planning and marketing purposes.