Tuesday 17 September 2019

Developer doubles number of apartments at Dublin 14 site

Plans: The former convent on the Green Acres site
Plans: The former convent on the Green Acres site
Donal Buckley

Donal Buckley

Property developer Marlet plans to more than double the number of apartments on its sites on the Upper Kilmacud Road in Dundrum, Dublin 14, following the addition of two adjoining properties on the road.

An Bord Pleanála has given the green light to Marlet subsidiary, Crekav Trading GP, to submit a fast-track planning application for 255 apartments as a strategic housing development on the properties which now include Drumahill House and a passageway between it and its existing Green Acres site.

In 2017, Crekav received An Bord Pleanála approval for 120 apartments on the Green Acres site, a former convent bounded on two sides by Airfield urban farm.

Marlet's previous plans for Green Acres included blocks ranging from two to five storeys, as well as a communal room at roof level on one of the blocks. An Bord Pleanála's inspector suggested the fourth floor be removed from this block but the board retained it in the plans.

At a meeting with residents from the neighbourhood prior to receiving approval for the Green Acres plans, Marlet's Patrick Crean said he planned to sell the Green Acres apartments by the unit, including to owner-occupiers.

Two-beds in a nearby development on Upper Kilmacud Road sold last year for around €400,000 each, suggesting that Marlet could generate sales of around €100m from the 255 units.

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