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Works On Site: Famous Kiely’s Pub in Dublin 4 Transforms into 86-unit Co-living Development

Note: 3D Design Bureau is NOT an agent for the sale or letting of any properties within this development.

Construction is progressing on an 86-unit co-living scheme at the former Kiely’s Pub in the South Dublin village of Donnybrook. In 2021, An Bord Pleanála upheld Dublin City Council’s decision to grant planning permission with conditions for the development. The original planning application comprised seven storeys and was made up of 100 shared living units. 

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These residential units will be complemented by communal kitchens, living and dining spaces on each floor. A range of amenities will be available, including a courtyard, a rooftop terrace, co-working spaces, a laundry, and versatile communal areas.

Further enhancing the residential experience, the ground floor will house a welcoming reception/concierge area and a 92sqm café/restaurant, adding convenience and comfort to future occupants’ lifestyles.

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The ongoing construction involves the demolition of the famous Kiely’s pub, in Donnybrook. The Pub also has long been associated with author Paul Howard’s fictional character, Ross O’Carroll Kelly. Kiely’s 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. Westridge developers acquired the property in 2019.

Collaborating closely with the development team, 3D Design Bureau created high-quality verified view montages, interior CGIs, 3D floor plans, and a complete BRE Daylight & Sunlight Assessment as part of the planning application. It was not without its challenges throughout the process, but our 3D planning solutions were a vital contribution to the planning application submitted to Dublin City Council.

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Full Project Details

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

Project Type: Mixed-Use

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

Stage: On-site

Verified View montage of the proposed development in Donnybrook for visual impact assessment(proposed)
Verified View montage of the proposed development in Donnybrook for visual impact assessment(proposed)

Development Team:

Developer: Domhnach Limited

Developer: Westridge Real Estate

Architect: Henry J Lyons Architects

Planning Consultant: John Spain Associates

Consulting Engineer: CS Consulting Group

Landscape Consultant: Doyle + O’Troithigh

Environmental Engineer: AWN Consulting Limited

CGI Consultants: 3D Design Bureau

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Lucas Imbimbo, Digital Marketing Specialist at 3D Design Bureau


Lucas Imbimbo
Digital Marketing Specialist
at 3D Design Bureau