Planning Approved for €20m Student Accommodation, Parnell Street

SP Bakery Limited have received the green light from An Bord Pleanála for the construction of a 7-storey student accommodation complex on the site of the former St. Peter’s Bakery on Parnell Street.

Approved under fast-track planning, the student scheme will provide 257 student beds within 237 student bedrooms. The development will be spread across 5 blocks, spanning in height from 4 to 7 storeys.

It will also feature indoor and outdoor communal and recreational facilities, including a coffee bar, a media zone, a games room, a gym, a laundry, and roof gardens.

The approved development will be constructed on the site of a former bakery complex, which is a protected structure dating to the early 20th century and is currently occupied by a printing business and furniture warehouse. The applicants plan to renovate the bakery office building, a protected structure designed by Charles Herbert Ashworth and built by prolific Dublin builder CJ Crampton in about 1906.

CGI Consultants, 3D Design Bureau worked closely with DTA Architects to produce aerial photo montagesverified view montagesarchitectural CGIs  and a BRE Daylight & Sunlight Assessment to ensure that this sensitive site did not impede on the busy surrounding area which played a part in the planning application process.

Full Project Details:

Project name: €20m Student Accommodation, Parnell Street.

Site location: 124-126 Parnell Street, (Formerly known as Kennedy Bakery/Parnell Business Centre), Dublin 1.

Planning stage: Planning granted

Floor area: 3955.7 m2

Site area: 0.3 hectares

Storeys: 4-7

Units: 257 Student Beds

Structures: 5

Architectural CGI of Parnell Street student accommodation
Architectural CGI of Parnell Street student accommodation

Development Team:

Promotor: Sp Bakery Limited are based in Dublin, Ireland.

Architect: DTA Architects are led by Derek Tynan and Niall Rowan. They are a design oriented practice with a commitment to and reputation for quality of architectural design and client service at all stages from initial brief definition, conceptual design, feasibility studies and master-planning, to the delivery of completed building projects. They are based in Dublin 2.

Planning Consultant: John Spain Associates are a leading planning and development consultancy firm and offer services in a wide variety of different types of planning projects throughout Ireland.

Conversation Architect: Lindsay Conservation Architects are based in Dublin 16.

Consulting Engineer: Casey O’Rourke and Associates is a Dublin based structural engineering practice established in 2006 and has built its reputation on innovative thinking and structural engineering solutions. The practice has more than 20 staff serving the requirements of its clients.

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 montagesaerial CGIsarchitectural CGIs and a BRE Daylight & Sunlight Assessment which are being used for planning, marketing and design.