Bartra, and our joint venture partners Kajima, have secured a green finance loan from AIB for a €100+ million 258-home residential scheme in Belmayne, North Dublin. John Sisk & Son have been appointed as design and build contractor for the project, with work starting in September 2022.
The scheme, which is named O’Neill Court, received planning permission last year and is set to achieve LEED Gold standard for sustainability (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, U.S. Building Council). As part of the plans, and working with an Approved Housing Body, 50 homes will be available for social residents with the remaining 208 homes provided for private rental.
The development will comprise a mix of one-, two- and three-bed homes, as well as more than 500 sqm of residential amenity facilities including a fully equipped gym, media room, workstations, parcel reception, concierge and relaxation area. The development will be WiredScore certified, which means it will have excellent internet connectivity. The homes will be suitable for both professionals and families looking for suitable suburban living that remains close to the city centre, as the site is supported with strong infrastructure connections as well as local amenities.
Designed by McCrossan O’Rourke Manning Architects, the scheme consists of three buildings, up to seven-storeys. These will surround two podium gardens that provide high quality landscaped green spaces for residents and play areas for children. The gardens sit above accessible parking including 400 bicycle parking spaces, with all car parking spaces being electric vehicle parking compatible. On the ground level, further trees and planting will be delivered to create an attractive new streetscape, which links the site to the nearby quality bus corridors and rail station.
The site is situated in the northern Dublin suburb of Belmayne, close to Northern Cross in the north fringe business district, around 15 mins from Dublin airport and 30 mins to Dublin central business district via public transport, from the neighbouring Clongriffin train station. The site is part of a wider local authority masterplan area with adjacent similar developments already completed and sits directly to the north of the new Belmayne Main Street extension.
Construction is expected to be complete in mid-2025.