The development consists of the following: the demolition of all 3 no. 2 storey buildings on the subject site (c. 508m2 GFA) and the construction of purpose-built professionally managed student accommodation development with 122 no. Bed spaces in 17 no. Clusters and 15 no. Studios. The proposed development consists of a part – 4 storey block with a set back at 4th-floor level (over part basement level) fronting onto Upper Drumcondra Road, a 2 storey internal link building and a block to the rear of the site consisting of 5 storeys. The total gfa of the proposed development is c. 3587m2 gfa. Permission is also sought for a management office, reception area, cafe, games room and leisure area, electrical substation and switch room at ground floor level. Laundry, plant, attenuation, storage and bin store areas are contained at basement level and communal areas are provided for residents throughout the development at each floor. Balconies are located on the east and west internal eleVations, all facing onto a central landscaped courtyard/amenity space. There are 66 no. bicycle spaces to be provided. Services and fire tender access is also to be provided from Upper Drumcondra Road. Permission is also sought for all ancillary engineering works, hard and soft landscaping and all associated site development work necessary to facilitate the development. The proposed development is to be used for student accommodation or accommodation related to a Higher Education Institute only during the academic year and student accommodation or accommodation related to a Higher Education Institute or tourist/visitor accommodation only during academic holiday periods.
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