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Co-Living Scheme at the Former Kiely’s Pub, Donnybrook

Dublin City Council has given the green light for the construction of a 91-unit co-living scheme at the former Kiely’s Pub in the South Dublin village of Donnybrook.

The scheme is being developed by Westridge Real Estate who is led by Shane Whelan, one of Ireland’s leading Asset and Development Managers.

The 91 units will comprise one-bed apartments spread across 7 storeys with communal kitchens, living and dining spaces on each floor. The scheme will include a range of residential amenities including a courtyard, a roof terrace, co-working spaces, a laundry, and multi-functional communal areas. The development will also contain a restaurant or café unit at ground floor level.

The original planning application comprised seven storeys and was made up of 100 shared living units. The Council ordered that all rooms have a minimum width of 3 metres which lead to fewer of the shared living units from the proposal.

Westridge acquired the property in 2019, for a value of more than €5m from real estate firm Knight Frank. A spokesperson from the developer stated that the proposed development could be operational in 2-3 years, and then it is envisaged that there will be a renewed demand for shared accommodation within this timescale. Work is expected to commence in Q3 of 2021, which will see the demolition of the existing Kiely’s Pub.

Kiely’s Pub has long been associated with author Paul Howard’s fictional character, Ross O’Carroll Kelly. The pub was put up for sale in 2018 by owners Pat and Mary Crimin after an announcement of their retirement. Over three decades in business, the venue became a renowned rugby pub due to its proximity to Leinster Ireland’s rugby stadiums in Donnybrook and Ballsbridge.

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, 2 interior CGIs, 1 3D floor plan, and a BRE Daylight & Sunlight Assessment which were submitted as part of the planning application to Dublin City Council. The 3D visualisations are now being used for marketing purposes with national media covering the project.

Architectural CGI of Co-Living at Former Kiely's Pub, Donnybrook.
Architectural CGI of Co-Living at Former Kiely’s Pub, Donnybrook.

Full Project Details

Project Name: Co-Living Scheme at the Former Kiely’s Pub.

Project Type: Mix-Use (Co-Living Residential) (Retail)

Site Location: 22-24, Donnybrook Road (former Kiely’s public house), Donnybrook, Dublin 4, Co. Dublin

Stage: Plans Granted

Planning Documents: Dublin City Council

Authority: Dublin City Council

Planning Reference: 3301/20

Floor Area: 4282m2

Site Area: 0.08 hectares

Units: 91

Storeys: 7

Bicycle spaces: 152

Interior CGI of Mixed- Use Development, Donnybrook.
Interior CGI of Co-Living at Former Kiely’s Pub, Donnybrook.

Development Team:

Developer: Domhnach Limited

Developer: Westridge Real Estate is one of Ireland’s leading Asset and Development Managers with extensive experience across all assets sectors.

Architect: Henry J Lyons Architects is one of Ireland’s leading architectural practices who design and deliver innovative, award-winning projects across multiple sectors.

Planning Consultant: John Spain Associates are a leading planning and development consultancy firm and offer services in a wide variety of different types of planning projects throughout Ireland.

Real Estate Agent: Knight Frank Ireland is one of the most recognised and respected names in the property world. They operate in 488 offices cities across 57 territories, managing deals at the highest levels.

Consulting Engineer: CS Consulting Group is a Group of civil and structural engineers based in Dublin, Limerick and London

Landscape Consultant: Doyle + O’Troithigh are landscape architects with offices in Dublin, Kilkenny and Wexford.                                                                                                   

Environmental Engineer: AWN Consulting Limited are environmental and acoustic advisors with a vision to become a truly international company whilst sustaining their reputation for technical excellence, creative solutions, meeting promises and adding value.

CGI Consultants: 3D Design Bureau – are specialists in architectural visualisation, BIM, and VR – delivering quality design planning and marketing solutions. For this project, 3D Design Bureau produced a total of 11 verified view montages, 2 interior CGIs, 1 3D floor plan, and a BRE Daylight & Sunlight Assessment. They are based in Dublin, Ireland.

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