SHD Green Light for €58.3m Apartment Development – Dublin 12

An Bord Pleanála have granted planning permission to developer Brian M Durkan & Co to build 265 apartments on the site of a disused Dulux paint factory under the fast-track SHD scheme.

The development, designed by John Flemming Architects, located on Davitt Road, Dublin 12, D12 C97T will consist of 265 ‘Build-to-Rent’ units in 4 no. 3-7 storey blocks. The development will include a retail/café unit, a resident’s gym, 119 no. car parking spaces, internal semi-public paths, public and private open spaces and all communal facilities including refuse and bike parking.

Ideally located on the Canal and Luas line, this large scheme is expected to rejuvenate the Drimnagh area as the 0.83 hectares site has been dormant for years.

3D Design Bureau developed several verified view montages, architectural CGIs and BRE daylight analysis reports which assisted Brian M Durkan to receive a clean grant from planners.

There was a very close working relationship on the project between John Fleming Architects and planning consultants, Brock McClure Consultants. Through this collaborative approach the scheme was tweaked in terms of design to ensure that it did not negatively impact the existing environment, from both a visual and day-lighting perspective.

Architectural CGI of Davitt Road Residential Development

Deep Dive into the Project

Project name:  Planning granted for €58.3m Apartment Development Dublin 12.

Planning Application Ref: ABPREF303435

Main Location: Former Dulux Factory Site, Davitt Road, Dublin 12, D12 C97T on a site of approximately 0.8266ha.

Full Details:

  • 265 ‘Build-to-Rent’ units
  • 3-7 storey blocks.
  • The development will: include a retail/café unit, a resident’s gym, 119 no. car parking spaces, internal semi-public paths, public and private open spaces and all communal facilities including refuse and bike parking.
  • A central public open space of c.1,516sqm and pedestrian link is also provided connecting Davitt Road and Galtymore Road.
  • Each unit in Block A, B, C & D has associated private open space in the form of a ground floor terrace or a balcony, along with dedicated communal open space
  • The associated site and infrastructural works include foul and surface water drainage, attenuation tanks, landscaping, boundary fences, ESB Substations and internal hard landscaping including footpaths.

Companies involved:

Promoter – Brian M Durkan & Co: A major Irish company with over half a century’s experience of leadership in the building and construction industry. Commitment to combining emerging technologies with established best practice to provide future growth in the key areas of quality, safety, engineering, construction, and residential and commercial property.

Architect – John Flemming Architects:  Since its foundation in 1994, John Fleming Architects (JFA) has developed a diverse body of creative work. This work includes private one-off residential, multi-unit residential, commercial, hospitality/leisure and retail projects, as well as much-needed student residences and many large-scale master planning exercises.

Planning consultant – Brock McClure Consultants: “Our expert advice offers excellent value for money. We have a reputation for consistency and quality of service founded on commercial realism. Our services allow clients to make informed decisions about the viability of their projects and to successfully navigate the planning process.”

Consulting Engineers – Kavanagh Burke Consulting Engineers: Burke Jenkins have been established for over 13 years and offer a complete civil and structural engineering consultancy and project management to clients in both the private and public sector.

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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