QUINTAIN READY TO START CONSTRUCTION ON 304 NEW HOMES IN CHERRYWOOD
Quintain Ireland has received planning permission from Dun Laoghaire County Council for 168 new homes in its Cherrywood Village development in South Dublin. Quintain now intends to commence construction on these homes and a previously approved phase of 136 homes once the public health restrictions on construction activity are eased.
The 304 new homes will be in a neighbourhood called Cherry Lane, close to Tully Park and Ticknick Park and within five minutes’ walk of Laughanstown LUAS station. Despite the lockdown prospective homeowners have been able to organise virtual tours of Cherrywood Village. These have proved amazingly popular, with over 5,000 registrations of interest to date, and are a sign of the pent-up demand there is for accommodation.
The company plans to deliver a total of 1,300 new homes at Cherrywood Village by 2025, and to complete this phase by the middle of 2023, with the first launch of homes for sale expected in Autumn of this year. Cherry Lane will comprise a mixture of 167 houses, 36 apartments and 101 duplexes, and has a gross development value of c.€150m.
Cherrywood Village aspires to be the most connected village in Ireland, and is located on a 65-acre site within the Cherrywood Strategic Development Zone (SDZ). It includes 27 acres of green space, and over 4,300m² of retail and civic amenities. It is also located close to major employers like Vodafone and Microsoft in Sandyford, and Dell and Elavon in Cherrywood Science and Technology Park. Cherrywood Educate Together National School, adjacent to Tully Park, opened at the beginning of this school year, and a secondary school will open in September 2021.
Eddie Byrne, Joint Managing Partner Quintain Ireland, said: “We’re delighted to be progressing our plans for Cherrywood Village to deliver much needed homes to the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown area. The Covid-19 pandemic has reinforced people’s desires to live in well-connected communities with essential amenities right on the doorstep. The interest in Cherrywood Village since its launch late has underscored that need, with over 5,000 prospective homeowners registering their interest.
“We are busy preparing so that we are ready to break ground on the site as soon as the public health restrictions are eased, hopefully next month. We have extensive precautions in place to ensure social distancing and employee safety is maintained at all times. The construction of new housing supply is vital, and the 1,300 homes we are planning at Cherrywood Village will cater to a range of different housing needs with a particular focus on young families.”
Quintain have also recently announced plans to begin construction of over 700 homes in Adamstown, as part of their plans to deliver over 9,000 homes around the greater Dublin area.
Denise Maguire Editor of Irish Construction Industry Magazine