Cairn sells 282 units of 2021 Citywest for €94m

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.

Architectural CGI of Citywest.
Architectural CGI of Citywest.

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.

Interior CGI of Citywest apartment.
Interior CGI of Citywest apartment.

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. 

Architectural CGI of Citywest.
Architectural CGI of Citywest.

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

Units: 459

Storeys: 6

Interior CGI of Citywest apartment bedroom.
Interior CGI of Citywest apartment bedroom.

Development team

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.

ArchitectMcCrossan 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 ConsultantBMA Planning is a broad based planning and development consultancy which has provides its services to public and private sector based in Dublin, Ireland

Planning ConsultantWaterman 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 EngineerDBFL Consulting Engineers are one of Ireland’s leading engineering consultancies. They are based in Dublin, Ireland.

Environmental EngineerAwn 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 ContractorCairn 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 consultants3D 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 montagesarchitectural CGIs and interior CGIs which were used for both planning and marketing purposes.

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