Bishopstown Development of 276 New Homes Receives Green Light.

The Cork City western suburb of Bishopstown is set to welcome a new housing development as An Bord Pleanála approved the construction of 276 homes. The scheme, designed by John Fleming Architects, is being developed by Irish-based developers, Ardstone Homes.

The approved scheme will sit on a 9.95-hectare site located between Dunnes Stores Shopping Centre and Marymount Hospice in Ardarostig. The 276 homes will comprise 137 houses and 139 apartments.

The houses will comprise 56 two-storey three-bed terraced homes, 40 two-storey three-bed semi-ds, 14 two-storey four-bed semi-ds, 12 two-storey three-bed detached, and 15 three-storey four-bed terraced homes.

The apartments will be contained within seven blocks that will range from three to five storeys in height. The apartments and duplexes include 54 one-bed apartments, 45 two-beds, 20 two-bed duplexes, and 20 three-bed duplexes.

The Ardarostig development will also see the construction of a childcare facility and a café unit. Large sections of the site will be allocated for public and open space. The plans outline the provision of open greens, and pedestrian and cyclist links.

An Bord Pleanála granted planning permission saying in their inspector’s report that the development “would not seriously injure the residential or visual amenities of the area… would be acceptable in terms of urban design, height and quantum… and would be acceptable in terms of traffic and pedestrian safety and convenience”. It would, therefore “be in accordance with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area”.

CGI consultants, 3D Design Bureau, liaised with the development team to provide both 3D planning and 3D marketing solutions. 3D Design Bureau produced a total of 11 verified view montages, 9 architectural CGIs, 2 aerial CGIs, and a BRE Daylight & Sunlight Assessment which were submitted as part of the planning application to An Bord Pleanála. The 3D visualisations are now being used for marketing purposes with national media covering the project.

Ardarostig Bishopstown SHD Full Project Details:

(Provided by Construction Information Services)

Project Name: Ardarostig Bishopstown SHD

Project Type: Residential Development

Site Location: Ardarostig and Waterfall Road, Opposite the Rise/Halldene Villas junction, Bishopstown, Co. Cork.

Stage: Plans Granted

Planning Documents: An Bord PleanalaDevelopment Website

Planning Authority: Cork City Council

Planning Reference: ABPREF310164

Floor Area: 29,055m2

Site Area: 9.95ha

Total Res Units: 276

One Bed Apartments: 54

Two Bed Apartments: 65

Three Bed Apartments: 20

Three Bed Houses: 108

Four Plus Bed Houses: 29

Storeys: 2 to 5

Structures: 5

Architectural CGI of 276 new homes approved in Ardarostig, Bishopstown, Cork
Architectural CGI of 276 new homes approved in Ardarostig, Bishopstown, Cork

Development Team:

Developer: Ardstone Homes Limited is part of the independently owned property investment manager, Ardstone Capital Group.

Architect: John Fleming Architects have developed a diverse body of creative work. This work includes private one-off residential, multi-unit residential, commercial, hospitality/leisure, and retail projects, as well as student residences and large-scale master planning exercises.

Planning Consultant: HW Planning is a full-service planning and regeneration consultancy providing specialist advice to clients in the public and private sectors.

Archaeologist: John Cronin & Associates provides professional services in archaeology, building conservation, town planning, and heritage management.

Consulting Engineer: Denis O’Sullivan & Associates Consulting Engineers are based in Ballincollig, County Cork.

Consulting Engineer: NRB Consulting Engineers are an Irish-based independent business that provide the following services: traffic engineer, consulting engineer, traffic impact, traffic impact assessment, transportation impact, transportation impact assessment, road safety audit, road design, infrastructure design.

Landscape Consultant: Park Hood Chartered Landscape Architects are based in Dublin 2.

Environmental Engineer: Kelleher Ecology Services Limited is based in Castlelyons, County Cork

CGI Consultants: 3D Design Bureau – are specialists in architectural visualisation, BIM, and VR – delivering quality design planning and marketing solutions. They are based in Blackrock, Dublin.

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