Quintain will seek planning permission for nearly 1,300 new homes at its Cherrywood Village development by the end of this year. Currently about 30% of the homes will be Build to Rent – although this could change depending on market appetite.
The new homes are part of Quintain’s Cherrywood Village masterplan in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Co Dublin – the full masterplan is due to be published in September. Construction on the first phase is expected to begin before the end of this year.
Once complete, Cherrywood Village will have extensive transport links and will consist of over 1,300 homes, two public parks and over 50,000 sq ft of retail and civic amenities in the village centre. There will also be primary and post primary schools, cycle and walking tracks and extensive green open spaces throughout the area.
“We are delighted to be making progress on plans for the near-term delivery of 1,000 new homes at Cherrywood Village. A full masterplan for this area will be published before the end of September and outlines our ambitious vision to deliver a new place to live in South Dublin, that is well-connected to existing infrastructure and amenities. Cycleways and pedestrian routes will link to the LUAS and Dublin Bus stops, and a vibrant village centre will provide shops, restaurants and cafes, and creche facilities.”Eddie Byrne, Joint Managing Partner, Quintain
The first planning application was submitted earlier this month for 134 three- and four-bedroom houses and duplexes, with plans to start construction this year and be available for sale in early 2021. Four further applications for over 800 additional homes are planned before the end of the year – and is likely to include a mix of houses, apartments and duplexes as well as the village centre.
Cherrywood Village represents around half of Quintain’s 118-acre land holding in the area that was acquired last year from Hines and King Street Capital. When fully developed, Quintain will deliver over 3,000 new homes in an area with extensive transport links and high-quality local amenities.
Michael Hynes, Joint Managing Partner, Quintain
“Our ambition is to make Cherrywood the best-connected new village in Ireland that puts community inclusion, sustainability and local heritage at the heart of its plans. We see this as a model approach across all our projects as we grow rapidly to become one of the largest residential developers in the country.”
The Cherrywood Village masterplan will build on extensive in place infrastructure – which includes a road network, the Green Luas line and public parks. The completed Beckett Park has all weather sports pitches, floodlights and changing rooms.
Tully Park is currently under construction – built around early Christian monuments and Tully Church dating from the ninth century. It will have four zones – a Heritage Zone, a Biodiversity Zone, a Play zone and a Passive zone. The first primary school – adjacent to Tully Park – opens for the coming school year in September, and a secondary school in September 2021. There is also planning for a third park – Ticknick Park. Once complete, it will be the second largest public park – at 61 hectares – in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown – after Marlay Park.
Covid-19 has increased the number of people working from home, and the likelihood that even as the situation normalises and offices reopen, people will increasingly look to have a better set up in their home to support this option. Quintain is factoring this into plans for future schemes, with the introduction of a variety of practical solutions. Ideas for Build to Rent homes include considerations for more shared workspaces in future developments.
Quintain will look to replicate in Ireland its strong record of delivery in London, where its redevelopment of the 85-acre site surrounding Wembley Stadium has become one of the largest urban regeneration projects in Europe – with over €2.2bn invested to date.
Leading the transformation of Wembley Park, the new cultural neighbourhood will become the UK’s largest Build to Rent development – with over 5,000 rental homes and 8,400 homes in total. It’s Build to Rent building – Ferrum provides 627 Build to Rent apartments inspired by New York warehouses and loft-style living.
Since Quintain’s launch in Ireland in October 2019, it has grown its Dublin-based team to over 25 – including the recent appointment of Norman Higgins as Head of Construction.