Galway will be welcoming almost 400 new student beds with the introduction of Westwood Student Accommodation located on the site of the former Westwood Hotel in Dangan, Galway City.
Exeter Ireland Property have received the green light from An Bord Pleanála for the construction of 920 student bed-spaces in 868 bedrooms at Cúirt Na Coiribe student accommodation in Terryland, Galway.
The approved scheme is an expansion of the existing student complex that provides 515 bed-spaces and a range of residential amenities.
Approved under fast-track planning, the scheme will be contained within a single building with 9 linked blocks ranging in height from 2 to 6 storeys.
The expansion will also include new residential amenities such as a gym, a games room, a library/study spaces, multi-functional spaces, a café/restaurant, and a student lounge.
The project involves the demolition of the existing two storey building at the entrance to the site as well as removing the top fifth floor of the main building.
The plans outline a total of 59 car parking spaces, 43 basement and 16 surface spaces, as well as 656 bicycle spaces and 5 motorcycle spaces.
Cúirt Na Coiribe is situated 1.3km from Eyre Square, and 1km from the NUI Galway campus, and is close to existing and planned bus routes.
CGI consultants, 3D Design Bureau, liaised with the development team to provide both 3D planning and 3D marketing solutions. 3D Design Bureau produced verified view montages, presentation photomontages and a BRE daylight & sunlight assessment 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.
Full Project Details:
Project name: Cúirt Na Coiribe SHD
Site location: Cúirt Na Coiribe, Dun Na Coiribe (off Headford Road), Terryland, Galway.
Planning stage: Planning granted
Floor area: 24,521 m2
Site area: 1.41 hectares
Storeys: 2 – 6
Units: 920 student bed-spaces
Car parking: 59
Developer: Exeter Ireland Property III Limited are based in Dublin 2.
Architect: Todd Architects: With branches in London, Dublin and Belfast, TODD Architects have developed a skilled international team offering a spectrum of multisector expertise comprising both public and private portfolios, with specialisms in healthcare, aviation, education, commercial, residential and arts & leisure.
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. They are based in Dundrum, Dublin 14.
Planning Consultant, Mech & Elec Engineer and Transport Consultant: AECOM is the world’s premier infrastructure firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for generations to come.
Planning Consultant: DCON Safety Consultants Limited are an independently owned Built Environmental Safety, Health & Wellbeing Consultancy. They are based in Dublin 2.
Consulting Engineer: JBA Consulting are based in Dublin 17.
Landscape Consultant: The Big Space Landscaping Consultants are based in Malahide, Dublin.
Environmental Engineer: AWN Consulting Limited is a multidisciplinary consultancy offering specialist design advice, expert witness and litigation support in respect of a wide range of engineering and environmental disciplines. They are based in Dublin 17.
Construction Advisor: O’Herlihy Access Consultancy is one of the leading specialists in access consultancy and training in Ireland. They are based in Dublin 8.
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 created a series of Verified View Montages, presentation photomontages and a BRE Daylight & Sunlight Assessment which were submitted as part of the planning application to An Bord Pleanála. They are based in Blackrock, Co. Dublin.