Castleknock: the latest for co-living

Bartra Capital Property have submitted plans for a large, €20m co-living development at Bradys Castleknock Inn site on the Old Navan Road, Dublin 15.

The developer bought the 0.783 acre property for around €3.3m, or about €450,000 over the €2.85m quoted by estate agents Finnegan Menton.

Similar to recently planning-approved co-living development in Dun Laoghaire, the Castleknock scheme will feature studio, en-suite apartments with shared kitchen and living facilities.

Bartra is seeking permission for a building of up to five storeys on the former Brady’s Inn site on the old Navan Road near Blanchardstown. The scheme would have 182 “single-occupancy” rooms, 4 “accessible rooms and 12 “double occupancy” rooms. There are plans for communal living, kitchen and dining rooms on each floor.

The co-living development will also feature a cinema, gym, lounges, courtyards, library and an external roof terrace.

CGI consultants, 3D Design Bureau liaised closely with Todd Architects to construct a series architectural visualisation images which were submitted as part of the planning application to An Bord Pleanála. 3D Design Bureau also produced architectural CGIs which are being used for marketing purposes and to help inform the design decisions of the development team.

Architectural CGI of Bartra co-living development, Castleknock,
Architectural CGI of Bartra co-living development, Castleknock,

Full project details:

Project name: Co-living development, Castleknock, Dublin 15

Site location:  Brady’s Public House, Old Navan Road, Dublin 15

Planning stage: Planning submitted

Planning documents: Development website – An Bord Pleanála

Ref no: ABPREF305459

Floor area: 6549 m2

Site area: 0.32 hectares

Storeys: 5

Units: 198

Architectural CGI of Bartra co-living development, Castleknock,
Architectural CGI of Bartra co-living development, Castleknock,

Development team:

Developer: Bartra Capital Property Limited is an investment management vehicle founded by successful property developer and entrepreneur Richard Barrett. Bartra is delivering high quality property solutions across all sectors of the property market including private residential, social housing, commercial real estate, nursing homes and renewable energy. They are based in Dublin 2.

Architect: Todd Architects offer a spectrum of multi-sector expertise comprising both public and private portfolios, with specialisms in healthcare, aviation, education, commercial, residential and arts & leisure. they are based in Dublin, Belfast and London.

Planning consultant: Thornton O’Connor Town Planning is one of Ireland’s leading planning consultancies providing strategic, specialist and technical planning services to a wide range of clients. They are based in Dundrum, Dublin.

Mech & elec engineer: JV Tierney & Company was established in 1948 and is the market leader in consulting engineering design in the field of mechanical, electrical and sustainable engineering in the built environment. They are based in Dublin 8.

Consulting engineer: O’Connor Sutton Cronin produce fully engineered, quality designs that will bring cost security to projects. They are based in Dublin 7.

Environmental engineer: Moore Group is a multi-disciplinary environmental, planning and heritage resource management consultancy. They are based in Galway.

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. They are based in Dubin 17.

CGI consultants: 3D Design Bureau are specialists in Architectural Visualisation, BIM and VR – Delivering Quality Design Planning and Marketing Solutions. For this project, Team 3DDB created a series of architectural CGIs and verified view montages. All images were used for planning and marketing purposes. They are based in Dublin 4, Ireland.