Planning Approved for €64m SHD Development -Tallaght

An Bord Pleanála have granted planning permission to developer Atlas GP Ltd to build 438no. residential units and 403no. student apartments on the site at Belgard Gardens, Tallaght under the fast-track SHD process.

The site is strategically located within the core area of the Tallaght Town Centre adjacent to the primary vehicular corridors of the Belgard Road, Airton Road and Belgard Square North.

The project is part of a 2-phase development aimed to rejuvenate the Tallaght area through supporting the growth of Tallaght IT, the efficient functioning of Tallaght University Hospital and the area as a whole.

Phase 1 of the development consists of 438no. residential units and 403no. student bed spaces and a contextual scale of between 4 and 7 storeys with a 10 storey landmark building will facilitate the creation of a new urban area to merge with the existing neighbourhood to enhance opportunities through the delivery of new high quality environment incorporating new homes, workplaces and retail businesses.

The planning application was well received by An Bord Pleanála. CGI consultants, 3D Design Bureau helped refine the design of the project through photo-realistic, draft CGIs to meet the planner’s requirements of this high profile and landmark scheme.

Verified View Montage of Belgard Square

Deep Dive into the Project:

Project Name: Belgard Gardens – Phase 1

Location: Belgard House, Belgard Square and the former Uniphar factory, The junction of Belgard Road and Belgard Square North, Tallaght

Planning Reference: ABPREF303306

Site Area: 7.2 Ha

Number of residential units: 438

Value: €64M

Status: Planning Permission Granted

Full Details:

  • Demolition of all structures
    5 no. blocks ranging from 4 – 10 storeys comprising a new urban quarter and streets to provide 438 no. apartment units consisting of 158 no. 1 beds, 230 no. 2 beds and 50 no. 3 beds (total apartment units include 8 no. live/work units with a total c.509 sqm work areas at ground floor) and c.732 sqm of tenant/resident service amenities, all within Blocks A1, A2, A3 and B1;
  • Balconies / winter gardens / terraces to be provided on all elevations at all levels for each residential block;
  • Block B2 to comprise a 403 no. bedspace student accommodation scheme and associated student amenity and staff facilities (c.815 sqm);
  • Childcare facility (c.380 sqm) and external playing area (c.242sqm);
    6 no. retail/commercial units (c.632 sqm in total);
    Security room (c.52 sqm);
  • 107 no. car parking spaces below podium (a temporary car park at grade will be provided until such time as the completion of the permanent below podium car park);
  • 22 no. car parking spaces at surface level;
  • 1,227 no. bicycle parking spaces below podium and at surface level;
  • 4 no. semi-private courtyards of c.5,516sqm;
  • Public plaza (c.2,366 sqm);
  • Public realm & landscaping (c.7,442sqm).

Companies Involved:

Promoter – Atlas GP Limited

Architect – O’Mahony Pike Architects: O’Mahony Pike Architects is an architecture and urban design practice, with offices in Dublin and Cork. The work of the practice is concerned with creating places of quality for living and working, which make a positive and enduring contribution to our communities and built environment.

Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager – Marlet: Marlet is a diverse property group founded by Patrick Crean in 2014. The company has grown to become one of Ireland’s largest property development companies.

Planning Consultant – Tom Phillips and Associates: The Practice of Tom Phillips + Associates (TPA) is a Dublin-based company specialising in spatial planning, development and geospatial analysis operating throughout Ireland since 2002.

Planning Consultant – McCutcheon Halley Walsh Chartered Planning Consultants: Having worked for almost a quarter of a century with the public service, in 2000, Brian McCutcheon, established a private planning practice in Cork, now known as McCutcheon Halley Planning. The company is now in its 18th year and with a wealth of experience behind it, McCutcheon Halley is a thriving national practice, managed by five Directors, that offer clients a full range of planning services.

Consulting Engineer – O’Connor Sutton Cronin: OCSC work collaboratively with public and private sector clients, developers, contractors and funding agencies either individually, or as part of a wider integrated design team, to provide the very best in engineering design and project management.

Consulting Engineer – JV Tierney & Company: J.V. Tierney & Co. was established in 1948 and is the market leader in Consulting  Engineering Design in the field of Mechanical, Electrical and Sustainable Engineering in the Built Environment.

Landscape Consultant – Brady Shipman Martin: Brady Shipman Martin is one of Ireland’s largest and most reputable planning, landscape and environment specialists, with four partners, a diverse team of professionals, and offices in Dublin, Cork and Limerick.

Landscape Consultant – The Tree File: Based in Blackrock, Dublin.

Environmental Engineer – AWN Consulting Limited: AWN Consulting is a multidisciplinary consultancy offering specialist design advice, expert witness and litigation support in respect of a wide range of engineering and environmental disciplines. It is an Irish owned company with its Head Office in Dublin and a Regional Office in Cork.

CGI Consultants – 3D Design Bureau: are specialists in Architectural Visualisation, BIM and VR – Delivering Quality Design Planning and Marketing Solutions. For this project, Team3DDB created a series of Verified View Montages and CGIs all of which were used to secure planning.

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