Go-Ahead for 155 Apartments – Donabate

Elchior Construction Limited has received the green light from An Bord Pleanála for the construction of 155 apartments in Donabate.

Approved under fast-track planning, ‘The Gallery’ will be spread across 3 housing blocks, spanning in height from 3 to 5 storeys. The 155 apartments will comprise 25 one-bed, 112 two-bed, and 18 three-bed apartment units.

The Donabate development was recently placed on the market by joint agents Knight Frank Ireland and Dillon Marshall Property Consultants. The approved scheme is envisaged to be operated as a rental scheme but as it has been designed to build-to-sell apartment standards it provides excellent flexibility for purchasers.

The scheme will include amenities such as a crèche facility, a commercial gym, and a significant community amenity space. greens, and playgrounds. A basement with underground parking for 144 cars, 5 motorcycles, and 300 bicycles is also outlined in the plans. There will be a total of 5 car spaces and 20 bicycle spaces at ground level.  

‘The Gallery’ has a site area of 1.16 hectares and is located within a 3-minute walk of Donabate’s Main Street.

CGI consultants, 3D Design Bureau, liaised with the development team to construct a series of 3D planning and 3D marketing solutions. 3D Design Bureau produced verified view montages and architectural CGIs which were submitted as part of the planning application to An Bord Pleanála. The visuals are now being used for marketing purposes with national media covering the project.

Architectural CGI of 'The Gallery': 144 apartments approved at Turvey Avenue, Donabate.
Architectural CGI of ‘The Gallery’: 155 apartments approved at Turvey Avenue, Donabate.

Full Project Details:

Project name: ‘The Gallery’ Residential Development, Donabate.

Site location: ‘The Gallery’, Turvey Walk, off Turvey Avenue, To the west of Donabate Train Station, Donabate

Planning stage: Planning granted

Planning documents: Development website – An Bord Pleanála 

Floor area: 11,629 m2

Site area: 1.16 hectares

Storeys: 3-5

Units: 155

Structures: 3

Car parking: 149

Architectural CGI of 'The Gallery': 144 apartments approved at Turvey Avenue, Donabate.
Architectural CGI of ‘The Gallery’: 155 apartments approved at Turvey Avenue, Donabate.

Development Team:

CGI consultants: Elchior Construction is based in Dublin 2.

Planning Consultant: Downey Architecture And Planning: is a multi-disciplinary practice of Chartered Town Planners, Registered Architects, and Project Managers. They are based in Dublin 2.

Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Fallon Design M&E Engineering provides mechanical, electrical, and sustainable engineering services. They are based in Co. Wicklow.

Archaeologist: Archer Heritage is a trusted archaeological consultancy based in Dublin and operating nationally.

Consulting Engineer: NRB Consulting Engineers is a fully Irish-owned, Irish-based independent business. The principals in the firm together have over 60 years’ experience in a wide variety of traffic, transport, traffic impact, roads design & Civil Engineering projects. They are based in Dublin 14.

Estate Agent: Knight Frank Ireland is one of the world’s leading independent real estate consultancies.

Estate Agent: Dillon Marshall Property Consultants is an industry leader with market-leading expertise in residential and commercial sales, new housing developments, and property management services. They are based in Dublin 12.

CGI Consultants3D Design Bureau – are specialists in architectural visualisation, BIM, and VR – delivering quality design planning and marketing solutions. For this project, 3D Design Bureau created a series of verified view montages and architectural CGIs which are being used for planning, marketing, and design.

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