Go Ahead for over 500 homes on Airton Road, Tallaght.

Greenleaf Homes Limited have received the green light from An Bord Pleanála for the construction of 502 apartments on the former Gallaher cigarette factory site on Airton Road, Tallaght, West Dublin.

Approved under fast-track planning, the 502 apartments will be spread across 6 housing blocks, spanning in height from 4 to 8 stories.

The apartments will comprise of a mix of 1-, 2- and 3-bed homes with associated private balconies/terraces.

The scheme will include residential amenities such as 3 retail units and a creche.

The approved development will involve the demolition of the existing Gallaher cigarette factory which has been vacant since 2003.

The masterplan for the site envisages construction of 11 separate residential blocks across a 3.8 hectare site.

As part of the proposal, the developers proposed the allocation of 50 of the units for social housing.

Residents will have access to public and communal open spaces and children’s play areas. A total of 202 car spaces and 584 bicycle storage spaces are also outlined in the plans.

The former Gallaher cigarette has a site area of 2.79 hectares and is located 1.4km from The Square Tallaght shopping centre.

CGI consultants, 3D Design Bureau, liaised with the development team to construct a series of 3D planning and 3D marketing solutions. 3D Design Bureau produced verified view montages, architectural CGIs and presentation photomontages which were submitted as part of the planning application to An Bord Pleanála. The visuals are now being used for marketing purposes with national media covering the project.

Architectural render of 502 apartments approved on Airton Road, Tallaght, Dublin.
Architectural render of 502 apartments approved on Airton Road, Tallaght, Dublin.

Full Project Details:

Project name: Former Gallaher cigarette site SHD, Tallaght.

Site location: Former Gallaher’s Cigarette Factory Site, At the Junction of Airton Road & Greenhills Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

Planning stage: Planning granted

Planning documents: Development website – An Bord Pleanála – South Dublin County Council

Floor area: 43,000 m2

Site area: 2.79 hectares

Storeys: 4-8

Units: 502

Structures: 6

Car parking: 202

Architectural render of 502 apartments approved on Airton Road, Tallaght, Dublin.
Architectural render of 502 apartments approved on Airton Road, Tallaght, Dublin.

Development Team:

Developer: Greenleaf Homes Limited are based in Drumnavanagh, Co. Cavan.

Architect: Ferreira Architecture: were established in 2006, Ferreira Architects have collaborated with many of the major developers, builders and financial institutions in Ireland.

Planning Consultant: McGill Planning Limited offers a variety of high-quality professional town planning consultancy services to the development industry. They are based in Dublin 2, Ireland.

Civil & Consulting Engineer and Transport Consultant: Barrett Mahony Consulting Engineers is an established civil and structural engineering consultancy specialising in all aspects of civil and structural engineering and project management. They are based in Dublin, London, and Sofia.

Archaeologist: Irish Archaeological Consultants Limited (IAC) is an award winning archaeological and built heritage consultancy with offices in Dublin, Waterford and Belfast. They provide a comprehensive range of heritage services to private and public sector clients both north and south of the border.

Landscape Consultant: Mitchell & Associates is a multidisciplinary design practice incorporating Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Arboriculture and Environmental Impact Assessment at its core. They are based in Dublin 9.

Landscape Consultant: TMS (Tree Management Services) are based in Ballincollig, Co. Cork.

Environmental Engineer: IN2 Engineering and Design Partnership provide in-house expertise in Passive Design, Sustainability, Dynamic Thermal Modelling, Airflow Simulation (CFD), Lighting Simulation and BIM. They are based Dublin and London.

CGI consultants3D Design Bureau – are specialists in architectural visualisation, BIM and VR – delivering quality design planning and marketing solutions. For this project 3D Design Bureau created a series of verified view montages, presentation photomontages and architectural CGIs which are being used for planning, marketing and design.

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