Quintain, one of the largest residential developers in Ireland, will seek planning permission for 1,000 new homes before year end in its Cherrywood Village development in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Co Dublin.
When complete, Cherrywood Village will comprise over 1,300 homes, two public parks and over 50,000 sq. ft. of retail and civic amenities in the village centre. There will also be primary and post primary schools, cycle and walking tracks and extensive green open spaces throughout the area.
The first planning application for the new location was submitted earlier this month for a total of 134 three and four bed houses and duplexes, which Quintain plans to commence construction on this year, and will be available for sale in early 2021.
Four further applications for over 800 additional homes are planned before the end of the year, with these applications likely to be a mix of houses, apartments and duplexes and will include the village centre. A full masterplan for Cherrywood Village is due to be published in September.
Cherrywood Village represents around half of Quintain’s 118-acre land holding in the area that was acquired last year from Hines and King Street Capital. When fully developed, Quintain will deliver over 3,000 new homes in an area with extensive transport links and high-quality local amenities.
The masterplan will build on extensive in-place infrastructure which includes a road network, the Green Luas line, and public parks. The fully completed Beckett Park has all weather sports pitches, floodlights and changing rooms. Under construction is also Tully Park, built around early Christian monuments and Tully Church dating from ninth century: it will have four zones, a Heritage Zone, a Biodiversity Zone, a Play Zone and a Passive Zone.
A third park, Ticknick Park, is in planning and on completion at 61 hectares will be the second largest public park in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown after Marlay Park. The first primary school, adjacent to Tully Park, opens for the coming school year in September, and a secondary school in September 2021.
Eddie Byrne, Joint Managing Partner of Quintain said: “We are delighted to be making progress on plans for the near-term delivery of 1,000 new homes at Cherrywood Village. A full masterplan for this area will be published before the end of September and outline our ambitious vision to deliver a new place to live in South Dublin, that is well-connected to existing infrastructure and amenities. Cycleways and pedestrian routes will link to the LUAS and Dublin Bus stops, and a vibrant village centre will provide shops, restaurants and cafés, and crèche facilities.
Michael Hynes, Joint Managing Partner of Quintain said: “Our ambition is to make Cherrywood the best-connected new village in Ireland that puts community inclusion, sustainability and local heritage at the heart of its plans. We see this as a model approach across all our projects as we grow rapidly to become one of the largest residential developers in the country.”
In addition to its land holdings at Cherrywood, Quintain will be responsible for the residential development of a further 340 acres of prime assets in Ireland at Adamstown, Clonburris, and Portmarnock. Overall Quintain plans to develop 600,000 sq. ft. of commercial space and more than 9,000 new homes making it the third largest residential developer in the country.
In Adamstown, Quintain has recently received planning permission for a further 245 new homes at Tandy’s Lane.
An impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has been an increase in the numbers of people working from home, and the likelihood that even as the situation normalises and offices reopen, people will increasingly look to have a better set up in their home to support this option. Quintain is factoring this into its plans for future schemes with the introduction of a variety of practical solutions. Ideas under consideration include designing an office space or room into new houses, and building more shared workspace in future apartment developments.
Quintain launched in Ireland in October 2019 and has grown its Dublin-based team to over 25, including the recent appointment of former head of Sisk Living Norman Higgins as its Head of Construction.
Quintain will look to replicate in Ireland its strong record of delivery in London, where its redevelopment of the 85-acre site surrounding Wembley Stadium has become one of the largest urban regeneration projects in Europe with over €2.2bn invested to date. Quintain is a vertically integrated developer, operator and owner of residential and mixed-use assets.