An Bord Pleanála has granted fast tracked planning permission for a development including 741 apartments beside Connolly Station in central Dublin.
Developer Sean Mulryan’s Ballymore and their Singaporean backer Oxley Holdings have received planning approval for 741 homes in their Connolly Quarter development, on land owned by CIE that is being developed in partnership with the State body.
Approval was granted under the new fast-track Strategic Housing Development scheme.
Sean Mulryan said the scheme will help meet the housing need in the area.
“Dublin has a housing shortage and I am delighted that Ballymore can play its part in creating hundreds of new homes, including 75 social homes, in the heart of Dublin. At Ballymore, we’re committed to true integration into the communities within which we build. The Connolly Quarter will be no different and we’ll continue to work closely with the local community as we develop the Connolly Quarter,” he said.
The apartments are one element of an overall masterplan for the Connolly Quarter which will also have two office buildings, an hotel and 20 retail and amenity units.
The scheme is expected to create over 1,000 direct construction and non-construction jobs for five years, including training and apprenticeships opportunities.