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Work Begins on New €30m Student Accommodation, Parnell Street.

Site work begins on the construction of a 6-storey student accommodation complex on the site of the former St. Peter’s Bakery on Parnell Street. Planning was granted back in May 2019 and now works on site have finally begun.

Approved under fast-track planning, the student scheme will provide 276 student bed spaces within 249 student bedrooms. The development will be spread across 5 blocks, spanning in height from 4 to 6 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 was until recently occupied by a printing business and furniture warehouse. The bakery office building, a protected structure designed by Charles Herbert Ashworth and built by prolific Dublin builder CJ Crampton in about 1906, will now be renovated and incorporated into the development.

Construction of the accommodation is expected to be complete by August 2024 and should help to prevent the current student accommodation shortages from continuing in future years.

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.

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Architectural CGI of Student Accommodation in Parnell Street
Architectural CGI of Student Accommodation in Parnell Street

Work Begins on Student Accommodation – Full Project Details:

Project Name: €30m Student Accommodation, Parnell Street.

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

Planning Stage: On Site

Floor area: 3955.7 m2

Site area: 0.3 hectares

Storeys: 4-6

Units: 257 Student Beds

Structures: 5

Architectural CGI of Student Accommodation in Parnell Street
Architectural CGI of Student Accommodation in Parnell Street

Development Team:

Developer: CA Ventures are passionate experts delivering experience-oriented environments that improve the lives of the people who use them.

Principal Contractor: Henry Construction Projects Ireland Ltd have built an excellent reputation as one of the largest Self-Build main contractors in the UK.

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.

Architect: Urban Innovations Limited is an architectural and urban design consultancy based in Belfast who design commercial and residential projects across the UK and Ireland. they specialise in a variety of services including urban design, master-planning, and project management.

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: Carrig Conservation is a multi-disciplinary team of specialists with expertise spanning the areas of architectural conservation, new build, energy retrofit of existing buildings and research.

Consulting Engineer: Whitby Wood Structural Engineers work on the structural and civil engineering design of buildings and urban infrastructure, providing professional services for clients working in all sectors.

Development Information Source: Construction Information Services provide comprehensive, reliable, timely, and verified real time business intelligence to the construction sector.

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.