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High and mighty housing scheme proposed for central Dublin

Words: Roger Milne
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Property giant Ballymore Group has confirmed to The Planner that it has submitted a fast-track planning application this week to An Bord Pleanála for a development of more than 700 build-to-rent flats in a complex that would form the capital’s tallest building.

The proposed 23-storey skyscraper forms part of the wider Connolly Quarter mixed-use scheme that Ballymore and its Singapore-headquartered partner, Oxley Holdings, are proposing for a 2.8-hectare site next to Connolly Station in Dublin 1.

The developer is seeking consent for 741 flats set out across eight blocks ranging between four storeys and 23 storeys. The apartments proposed for this Connolly Quarter development comprise a mix of studios and one, two and three-bedroom units.

The current application relates to the residential element of the scheme only. A proposal for the development of two office buildings, and a hotel will be the subject of a separate planning application to the city council later.

Meanwhile, in a series of related but separate developments, An Bord Pleanála has refused two fast-track schemes: a project involving 609 new homes at Saggart, County Dublin, and a student accommodation complex with 30 flats and 326 student bedrooms at Limerick. It approved Glenveagh Living Ltd’s proposals for 554 flats on a site at East Road, Dublin 3.

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