Saggart: 488 Apartments Approved, Fortunestown Lane

Greenacre Residential DAC have received the green light from An Bord Pleanála to construct 488 apartments in Fortunestown Lane, Saggart.

Approved under the ‘fast track’ planning system, the estimated €107m scheme will include a mix of 1-, 2- and 3-bed apartments spanning over 9 storeys in 5 separate blocks.

Large portions of the 4.2 hectare site will comprise of landscaped courtyards and communal amenity spaces and private amenity spaces comprising of terraces and balconies.

Facilities such as a landscaped local square located to the north of Saggart Luas Stop have also been approved. The facilities will include a creche, community space, retail commercial floorspace and a café or restaurant.

The Saggart scheme will have a total of 418 car spaces and 706 cycle parking spaces.

The developing suburb of Citywest has been subject to large residential and commercial expansion in recent years with over 1,200 new homes in pre-planning and construction phases.  

A strategic housing development was recently approved by An Bord Pleanála for the construction of 290 homes beside Citywest Shopping centre. Cairn Homes’ are due to complete construction on their 459 SHD located at Cooldown Commons and Fortunestown by the end of 2021.

CGI consultants, 3D Design Bureau worked closely with the development team on all 3 Citywest schemes to construct a series of architectural visualisation images and BRE daylight analysis reports. For this project, 3D Design Bureau produced architectural CGIs, verified view montages and BRE daylight analysis assessment which were used for both planning and marketing purposes.

Architectural CGI of Fortunestown SHD
Architectural CGI of Fortunestown SHD

Full Project Details:

Project name: Strategic Housing development, Saggart

Site location: Fortunestown Lane, Saggart, Dublin 24

Planning stage: Planning granted

Planning documents: Development website – An Bord Pleanála

Ref no: ABPREF305563

Floor area: 48495 m2

Site area: 4.2 hectares

Storeys: 9

Blocks: 5

Units: 488

Car parking: 418

Architectural CGI of Fortunestown SHD
Architectural CGI of Fortunestown SHD

Development Team:

Developer: Greenacre Residential Limited are based in Dublin 2.

Architect: Darmody Architects is an architectural practice with a passion for detail and a wide spectrum of experience, based in Dublin, Ireland. They specialising in architecture, urban planning and interiors.

Planning Consultant: BMA Planning is a broad based planning and development consultancy which has provides its services to public and private sector based in Dublin, Ireland.

Archaeologist: IAC Archaeology Limited is an award winning archaeological and built heritage consultancy with offices in Dublin, Waterford and Belfast.

Landscape consultant: Cunnane Stratton Reynolds provides town planning, landscape architecture, environmental assessment and arboriculture services to developers and the public sector throughout Ireland and the UK from their offices in Dublin, Cork and Galway.

Civil engineer: DBFL Consulting Engineers are one of Ireland’s leading engineering consultancies. They combine commercial understanding with innovative engineering solutions. They are based in Dublin 7.

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 architectural CGIs, verified view montages and a BRE daylight analysis report. All images and reports were used for planning and marketing purposes. They are based in Dublin 4, Ireland.

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