Planning Approved for €106m Cabra Development

An Bord Pleanála have given the green light for ‘Hamilton Gardens’, a major residential and commercial development on the former CIE Lands on Carnlough Road, Cabra.

The North Dublin scheme will feature almost 500 news homes and a number of commercial units spread over 9 blocks and spanning up to 8-storeys.

The homes will be made up of 484 apartments and 1 house. The apartments will range from studios and 2- and 3-bed homes. The house will be a 3-bed, two-storey home and will front Carnough Road.

At the heart of the scheme, a neighbourhood centre will be constructed which will feature 3 retail/café/restaurant units, a supermarket with an off-license and a large gym. A creche facility will be constructed in the block adjacent to the neighbourhood centre.

The Hamilton Gardens will also feature a community centre including meeting rooms, postal storage centre and a reception.

Each home will have access to large public and communal open spaces and children’s play areas and private greens associated with each residential unit.

A total of 403 car spaces and 488 bicycle storage spaces are also outlined in the plans.

The Hamilton Gardens’ site area, which is 3.89 hectares is located 3km from Dublin’s central business district and is accessible by bus, train and cycle routes.

CGI consultants, 3D Design Bureau liaised with Plus Architecture and project managers Mitchell | McDermott to produce 3D planning and 3D marketing solutions for this project.

3D Design Bureau constructed a series of verified view montages, presentation photomontages, architectural CGIs and BRE daylight analysis assessments which are being used for planning, marketing and design solutions.

Architectural CGI of Hamilton Gardens SHD, Cabra.
Architectural CGI of Hamilton Gardens SHD, Cabra.

Full project details:

Project name: Hamilton Gardens SHD, Cabra.

Site location: Former CIE Lands, 2-4 Carnlough Road, Cabra, Dublin 7.

Planning stage: Planning granted

Planning documents: Development website – An Bord Pleanála – Dublin City Council

Floor area: 49,208 m2

Site area: 3.89 hectares

Storeys: 1-8

Units: 485

Structures: 9

Car parking: 403

Architectural CGI of Hamilton Gardens SHD, Cabra.
Architectural CGI of Hamilton Gardens SHD, Cabra.

Development team:

Developer: Seven Cabra Real Estate Limited are based in Shannon, Co. Clare.

Architect: Plus Architecture is a Dublin-based architectural studio established in 2011 with a strong design ethos.

Project manager: Mitchell | McDermott is an independent firm of Construction Consultants founded by Paul Mitchell and Anthony McDermott. Paul and Anthony were previously directors in a global construction consultancy business working in the Irish market.They are based in Dublin 4, Ireland.

Planning Consultant: John Spain Associates was established in 1996 by John Spain. Based in heart of Dublin’s central business district with associate offices in London, Manchester and Leeds in the United Kingdom. They a wide range of professional services throughout Ireland in the areas of planning, development and environment.

Mech & Elec Engineer: IN2 Engineering and Design Partnership provide in-house expertise in Passive Design, Sustainability, Dynamic Thermal Modelling, Airflow Simulation (CFD), Lighting Simulation and BIM. They are based Dublin and London.

Civil & Structural Engineer: O’Connor Sutton Cronin produce fully engineered, quality designs that will bring cost security to projects. They are based in Dublin 7.

Main Contractor: Walls Construction (Group Headquarters) is a privately owned company and is one of Ireland’s leading building contractors. They are based in Dublin 17.

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, presentation photomontages, architectural CGIs and BRE daylight analysis assessments which are being used for planning, marketing and design solutions.