Tuesday 24 September 2019

200 Santry homes planned in two phases

The developed Northwood area, near Dublin Airport, could get a new tranche of houses
The developed Northwood area, near Dublin Airport, could get a new tranche of houses

Fearghal O'Connor

Up to 200 new homes could be built on a 1.75-hectare site at Northwood, between Santry and Dublin Airport.

Kategale Ltd has applied for planning permission from Fingal County Council to build the development in two phases.

The first phase would involve 99 mainly two- and three-bed apartments in an eight-storey block, while the second phase would also involve 99 apartments in a seven-storey block as well as a four-storey commercial building.

Kategale is linked to UK-based property development firm Westhill, which has worked on projects in Rush, Co Dublin, and Drogheda, Co Louth. In 2013, Westhill bought a five-acre site at Botanic Road on Dublin's northside and sold it in 2017 for close to €18m after being granted planning permission for 119 residential units ­- a return of 28pc, according to its website.

It was also involved in the refurbishment of a 7,300 sq ft Merrion Square office building that is currently for sale at a guide price of €5m.

Sunday Independent

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