This week it’s all about new builds. From a 366 unit scheme in Blackrock to a 16 storey apartment block in Dundrum, this week we saw many approvals. With an increase in the demand for homes in this Ireland, the supply is trying to catch up as well. Let’s take a look at them individually in detail below:

“Cairn Homes plans 366-unit scheme for Blackrock in south Dublin”

Cairn Homes is to lodge plans in the coming days for a 366-home scheme for Chesterfield, Cross Avenue, in Blackrock, south Dublin. According to a statutory planning notice, Cairn Homes Properties Ltd is looking to build 355 build-to-rent apartments across six blocks ranging in height from three to eight storeys on the 7.9-acre site, as well as 11 homes for sale. The build-to-rent apartments comprise 26 studios, 138 one-bed apartments, 163 two-bed apartments and 28 three-bed units.

Cairn Homes is to lodge plans in the coming days for a 366-home scheme at Chesterfield in Cross Avenue, Blackrock, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

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“Hammerson plans ‘landmark’ 16-storey apartment block for Dundrum”

The owner of  Dundrum Town Centre, Hammerson,  is to lodge fast-track plans with An Bord Pleanála in the coming days for an 881-unit apartment scheme for Dundrum. Hammerson subsidiary Dundrum Retail GP DAC ’s Strategic Housing Development (SHD)proposal is to include a “landmark” 16-storey apartment block at the northernmost point of the site. The scheme is to be made up of 11 blocks across four zones, and the developers are seeking an eight-year planning permission to complete the plan.The project will consist of 335 one-bedroom apartments, 464 two-bedroom units, and 82 three-bedroom apartments.

The scheme will also include a proposal for a new public open space, to be known as Church Square, to the rear of Holy Cross church in Dundrum. Photograph: iStock

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The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien TD today officially opened a new social housing development at St Doulaghs Oaks, Carrs Lane, Malahide Road”

The homes are delivered by Approved Housing Body and service provider Respond in partnership with Fingal County Council. The scheme is a finalist in the Irish Construction Excellence Awards 2022 (due to take place on 14 May 2022). Respond currently has 1,478 homes in construction across Ireland. St Doulagh’s Oaks includes 59 new lifetime homes for Respond tenants; a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments. The homes have been funded by a combination of private finance from the Housing Finance Agency and a loan from the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. To date, 43 homes have been allocated to individuals and families on the Fingal County Council housing waiting list.  

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“Build Digital Project was also launched this week”. The formal launch of the project took place on Thursday, 7th April 2022. This hybrid event was held in St Laurence’s Church, TU Dublin, Grangegorman while also live-streamed. The Event was opened with a video message from Minister Michael McGrath of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. Minister McGrath’s address reiterated his department’s announcement in November 2021 of the funding of €2.5 million from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform that was awarded to the Build Digital Project for a five-year period to build momentum in digital adoption for the Irish construction sector.

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