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Corballis East: Over 1,000 residential units approved in North Dublin

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

Fingal County Council has approved a new large-scale residential development comprising of a whopping 1,020 units in Corballis, Donabate, with an estimated investment of €220 million. This approval replaces a prior Strategic Housing Development (SHD) application, which was approved by An Bord Pleanála in November 2022 but is now undergoing judicial review. Corballis East is poised to deliver a diverse array of much-needed housing options to the region.

Our involvement in this project was essential, as we were appointed to produce a comprehensive suite of 3D planning solutions. Our team ensured that the residential scheme was accurately represented to the local authority, by creating high-quality architectural computer-generated images and verified view montages. We also produced a comprehensive Daylight and Sunlight assessment report, which played an important role in obtaining the successful planning approval.

Our 3D solutions supplied Fingal County Council with valuable information regarding the design of the scheme, its visual integration, and its potential impact on its surrounding environment, regarding daylight and sunlight. All of this was achieved through close collaboration with the design team.

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The scheme will feature a mix of 530 apartments, including one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, alongside options for sheltered housing. These apartments will be distributed across seven blocks, with heights varying from four to five storeys.

Additionally, the development will introduce duplex and triplex units in one-, two-, and three-bedroom configurations, laid out in terraces and corner blocks with heights ranging from two to four storeys. Complementing these are 490 houses, which will be available in two- to five-bedroom layouts, ensuring a wide range of housing options.

Approved plans include two childcare facilities with a total gross floor area of approximately 1,243 sq., capable of serving around 237 children. The proposed local centre area, located at the ground level of selected apartment blocks, will host three retail units, two café units, a community use unit, and a medical centre, enriching the local amenity offerings.

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A highlight of the development is the establishment of Corballis Nature Park. This massive 13-hectare green space is set to offer natural amenity areas along with extensive cycle and pedestrian pathways, fostering connectivity both within the site and to the broader area.

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Full Project Details:

Project Name: Corballis East LRD

Project Type: Large-scale Residential Development

Site Location: Corballis East, Donabate, Co. Dublin

Stage: Plans Granted

Planning Documents: Planning Documents

Planning Authority: Fingal County Council

Reference for Planning: LRD0017/S3

Computer generated imagery of the proposed development in Corballis
Computer generated imagery of the proposed development in Corballis

Development Team:

Developer: Aledo Donabate Limited is based in County Dublin.

Architect: Conroy Crowe Kelly Architects is an architecture and urban design practice with over 30 years of experience in mixed-use residential master-planning, design, and construction.

Planning Consultant: Declan Brassil and Company who have extensive knowledge and experience of the Irish Planning System and who provide expert planning services to public bodies and private sector clients.

Civil, Consulting, Environmental, and Transport Engineers: O’ Connor Sutton Cronin is founded on a reputation for providing award-winning design creativity, excellence, and cost-effective solutions without compromise.

Environmental Engineers: 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.

Landscape Consultant: TBS Landscape Architects is a leading landscape architecture, urbanism and landscape planning practice that serves both the public and private sectors.

Landscape Consultant: Charles McCorkell Arboricultural Consultancy is based in County Meath.

Archaeologist: Archer Heritage Planning Ltd provides archaeological consultancy services in Ireland.

CGI Consultants: 3D Design Bureau – is an international 3D studio, based in Dublin, that specialises in digital architecture and construction. As integral partners in project design teams, we offer technical and creative 3D solutions for planning, marketing, BIM, and virtual tour requirements.

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Lucas Imbimbo, Digital Marketing Specialist at 3D Design Bureau


Lucas Imbimbo
Digital Marketing Specialist
at 3D Design Bureau