Work on the €72.5 million Citywest Drive Strategic Housing Development (SHD) is officially underway.
On October 25, construction began on the first apartment block of the development on the lands at the Citywest Shopping Centre at Fortunestown, Dublin 24, South of Fortunestown Lane and West of Citywest Road.
The block (which has been dubbed ‘The Hazel’) is set to reach four storeys in height.
Known as Carrigmore Woods, the SHD will provide 290 homes in total across six blocks – Block A (The Oak), Block B (The Birch) & Block C (The Willow), Block D (The Hazel), Block E (The Hawthorn) and Block F (The Alder).
Each block will vary from four to six storeys above ground and provide balconies/terraces on all elevations.
Of the 290 apartments, 106 are set to be one-beds, 144 will be two-beds and 40 are to be three-beds.
Associated residential amenity facilities such as a childcare facility, four retail units and two café / restaurant units are included in current provisions.
Pedestrian walkways and lighting, cycle links, green roofs and waste facilities will also be provided for residents as well as 153 car spaces and 298 bicycle parking spaces.
Of the 2.9-hectare site, approximately 8% will be cordoned off for open spaces such as courtyards, children’s play areas and an outdoor gym.
Developers Ardstone Residential Partners Fund ICAV and OBSF (1) Ltd first submitted plans for the site over four years ago on October 21, 2019.
They received An Bord Pleanála’s stamp of approval with conditions in January 2020 with work finally commencing in October of this year.
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