Irish developers, Red Rock Developments, are seeking planning approval for the construction of a 7-storey ‘Built-to-Rent’ scheme on Pleasants Street in Dublin 08.
An Bord Pleanála has granted planning permission for the construction of a major €160 million student accommodation located 850 metres from University College Dublin (UCD).
When complete, the development will provide a total of 698 student bed spaces across 8 blocks at Our Lady’s Grove site in Goatstown, Dublin 14.
The scheme is proposed by an Irish arm, Colbeam Ltd of Michael Cox’s UK-based building company, Hollybrook Homes who has a growing portfolio of Irish-based projects.
A spokesman for Hollybrook Homes stated, “The Board has acknowledged that this is an ideal site for student accommodation, just 850 metres from the UCD campus and close to Luas, bus and cycle lanes.”
“It will make a previously inaccessible site accessible with a linear park and nature trail with 37.5 per cent of the site in open park space. Work on the €160 million scheme will commence as soon as possible to facilitate students for the 2024 academic year,” he added.
Sadhbh O’Connor, Director of Thornton O’Connor Town Planning, who acted as planning consultants for the project commented, “The provision of 698 No. bedspaces will not only contribute towards addressing the shortfall in student accommodation but in turn will lead to the release of private rented accommodation, which is in critical demand in the area.”
“This release of private rented accommodation to the market will contribute positively towards a solution for the current national housing crisis,” she added.
The student accommodation blocks will range in height from 3 to 7 storeys. The bed spaces will be spread across 99 clusters that will vary from 5-units to 8-units. Each cluster will have access to communal living, kitchen, and dining rooms.
The student campus will include a range of residential amenities at ground floor level. These include a movie room, a music room, a gym, common & study rooms, a library, a yoga room, a prayer room, a laundry, and group dining areas.
The plans outline a total of 9 car parking spaces, 4 motorcycle spaces, and 860 bicycle spaces.
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 28 verified view montages, 2 aerial photomontages, 10 architectural CGIs, 2 interior CGIs, and a BRE Daylight & Sunlight Assessment which were submitted as part of the planning application to An Bord Pleanála. The 3D visualisations are now being used for marketing purposes.
Full Project Details:
Project Name: The Grove Student Accommodation
Site Location: Our Lady’s Grove, Goatstown, Dublin 14.
Stage: Plans Granted
Floor Area: 22786m2
Site Area: 2.12 hectares
Developer: Hollybrook Homes is a private family owned residential and commercial development and construction company who have been successfully delivering projects since 1987.
Architect: Stephen Marshall Architects explore high density residential in urban settings and also work on private houses.
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.
Consultants: OLM are a multi-disciplinary consultancy company that offer a wide range of construction related cost, survey, legal, safety and compliance advice
Consulting Engineer: DBFL Consulting Engineers are one of Ireland’s leading engineering consultancies who combine commercial understanding with innovative engineering solutions.
Consulting Engineer: Axis Engineering is a highly resourced, independent building services consulting engineering practice who offer advice, designs and lifetime costs tailored to suit the specific mechanical, electrical and environmental needs of each individual project.
Landscape Consultant: The Big Space Landscaping Consultants, established in 2004, is a leading landscape architecture, urbanism and landscape planning practice that serves both the public and private sectors.
Landscape Consultant: The Tree File are based in Dublin.
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 28 verified view montages, 2 aerial photomontages, 10 architectural CGIs, 2 interior CGIs, and a BRE Daylight & Sunlight Assessment which were submitted as part of the planning application to An Bord Pleanála. They are based in Blackrock, Dublin.