Wednesday 19 June 2019

Potential for mixed uses on Ballymun site

The site is located close to St Margaret’s Road and Ikea
The site is located close to St Margaret’s Road and Ikea
Donal Buckley

Donal Buckley

Dublin City Council is selling a development site in Ballymun town centre with potential for high density build-to-rent apartments along with other uses.

Enda Moore of agents Hooke & MacDonald is quoting a €2m guide price for the site, which is situated on the southern side of Silloge Road adjacent to the College View apartment development and Ballymun Shopping Centre.

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It extends to 3.36 acres and is zoned Z4 mixed use under the Dublin City Development Plan. The Ballymun Local Area Plan (LAP) indicates there is an estimated capacity for about 28,000 sq m of commercial and mixed uses. The height is a minimum of three to four floors, with potential to rise to six storeys.

A number of housing options such as build-to-rent, student housing, care home or sheltered housing for the elderly could be considered with other innovative cultural/community uses, "all of which would be well positioned to take advantage of the mix of uses in and around Main Street and public transport connections".

Also open for consideration are retail and office accommodation, with inter-visibility at ground floor as part of an integrated scheme subject to planning permission.

A larger site including this one, the adjoining shopping centre site and the site of the nearby Lidl, currently has a ten-year planning permission which will expire in September.

Located close to St Margaret's Road and the Ikea superstore, the site is accessible via J4 on the M50. The city centre is about 6km to the southeast and the proposed Metro, due for completion in 2027, will have a nearby stop.

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