Construction of a student accommodation scheme, comprising 125 no. apartments with 674 no. bed spaces, arranged as 85 units of 6 ensuite bedrooms, 4 units of 5 ensuite bedroom and 36 units of 4 ensuite bedrooms, with communal living areas in each unit. Further communal areas and facilities, multi-purpose spaces, ancillary office/reception accommodation, internal plant/service rooms, general storage, refuse storage and a maintenance/workshop area are also provided to service the entire development. (Gross External Floor Area 23,858 sqm).
The proposed accommodation is arranged in 4 no. blocks with Block A ranging from 4 to 8 storeys, Block B and D extend to 6 storeys and Block C comprises 4 storeys.
A commercial/retail space (325 sqm) is provided in Block A.
The development will include site landscaping and boundary treatment, footpath and cyclist links to the campus network, building signage and all associated works.
A dedicated Biodiversity Enhancement Area, outside the construction footprint, will be managed to enhance biodiversity. This is included within the red line planning boundary for the development. A Habitat Management Plan has been prepared and outlines measures for enhancement, management and monitoring.
Proposed changes to the NUIG internal road network, including the provision of an access road and a pick-up/drop-off area.
Parking provision including 7 no. accessible parking bays, 4 no. parking bays associated with the commercial/retail development and a delivery set-down area are provided on site.
A total of 376 no. bicycle parking spaces (310 no. spaces for students, 63 no. visitor spaces and 3 no. bicycle spaces to serve the commercial/retail space).
Underground connections to services and all associated works.
The proposed development will also be available for short-term visitor letting during the summer months.
The application is accompanied by a Natura Impact Statement (NIS).
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