Hammerson receives planning consent for new housing project in Ireland

WCN Editorial Team 10 Dec 2019 EUROPE BUILDINGS

British property development firm Hammerson has received planning approval for the development of 107 new apartments at Dundrum Town Centre in South County Dublin, Ireland.

The project will mark Hammerson’s first move into residential development in the country and is part of its new City Quarters concept under which mixed-use neighbourhoods are created.

Claimed to have been designed as best-in-class residential apartments, the project will include one studio, 50 one-bedroom and 56 two-bedroom apartments which will be managed on a long-term rental basis.

The site will also include amenities such as co-working space at ground floor level, a gym, a cinema room, and lounge and terrace at the upper levels. Exterior courtyards and terraces will also be included along with hard landscaping such as seating, paving and lighting along with native plants to enhance local biodiversity.

Hammerson Ireland director Simon Betty said: “Our City Quarters concept will see Hammerson transform our city venues beyond pure retail into successful neighbourhoods providing homes, workspaces, hotels and accessible public realm.  We welcome An Bord Pleanála’s positive decision on Dundrum.

“Our first City Quarters scheme in Ireland will create vibrant and sustainable residences adjacent to our flagship destination with easy access to a range of public transport services and large employment hubs.  A high-quality design, based on best-practice in architectural sustainability, will set the benchmark for future developments in Dublin Central, Dundrum and Swords.”

Construction work is expected to begin in next year. The project is being developed by Dundrum Retail Limited Partnership, a 50:50 Allianz and Hammerson joint venture that owns and operates Dundrum Town Centre.

In October this year, Hammerson submitted plans to build a new 205-bed hotel adjacent to its retail and leisure destination, Victoria Gate. The site will be part of its City Quarters concept, where mixed-used neighbourhoods will be created surrounding the company’s existing flagship destination across the UK.

The concept is expected to transform several city venues beyond pure retail locations into offering neighbourhoods providing homes, workspace, hotel space and accessible public realm.

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Image: Rendering of the new apartments to be developed by Hammerson. Photo: Courtesy of Hammerson plc.

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