Dublin City Council's Development Plan and the SDRA 12 Framework Plan envisage that a vibrant mixed-use urban quarter will be developed across the masterplan area. The proposal is to bring a mix of studio, 1 bed, 2 bed and 3 bed apartments as well as loft style shared accommodation and town houses. These new homes will be supported with shops, cafés, creches and community facilities.
One and two person houses are the predominant form of residential offering in this area of the City. The development of apartments will diversify the existing stock in terms of type and size of units available. With 70%* of all demand for housing in Dublin being for smaller 1-2 person homes the proposed mix of accommodation caters for a broad range of demographics including single occupants, couples, sharers, graduates, older people looking to scale down and families. The new homes will allow more people to live in the neighbourhood and provide the size of community needed to sustain the businesses that underpin the 15-minute City concept.
To ensure flexibility is built into the scheme and to allow the retrofitting of the units to meet future rental market demands, unit type adjacencies have been carefully considered to allow for future adaptability if required e.g. two studio apartments could be converted into a 2-bed apartment.
Hines will be delivering c.1,500** new homes across the Bailey Gibson, Player Wills Phase 1 and Player Wills Phase 2 sites and we have included a breakdown of this below:
- Studio: 99
- One Bed: 790
- Two Bed: 346
- Three Bed: 45
- Duplex (2 Bed): 14
- Town House: 17
- Shared Accommodation: 240
**Subject to planning