Construction is set to begin for the €97 million co-living space at the Old Glass Factory on Cork Street in Co Dublin.
Work on a part four to part seven-storey building over basement with 377 bedspaces will commence on July 3.
Of these bed spaces, 357 are to be single occupancy rooms, eight are to be single occupancy accessible rooms and six will be double occupancy rooms with circulation cores.
A communal kitchen, living and dining room will be on each floor to serve residents.
On the ground floor, a café will be constructed alongside a communal residential amenity space which will also be at the basement level.
This amenity space includes provisions for a reception/shared communal area, a communal lounge/social room, a cinema and yoga space, a gymnasium and a library and workspaces.
Resident support facilities such as a laundry, a post room, accessible toilets at ground floor level, a staff room, a bin store and landscaped amenity gardens will be provided.
From the first to the fourth floor, an external balcony/terrace facing south will be accessed from the communal living, kitchen and dining rooms.
On the fifth floor, there will be a roof garden facing north, south and west as well as a balcony/terrace facing south.
Another balcony/terrace facing south will be on the sixth floor.
The development also proposed a pedestrian connection between Cork Street and John Street South along the eastern boundary and car, motorcycle and bicycle parking spaces.
Although co-living schemes are now banned, planning approval was obtained before the official ban came into place in December 2020.
Approval was granted by An Bord Pleanála on the condition that the number of units be reduced to 19.
The development received several objections from both local residents and councillors.
Work officially commenced in December 2022 with the demolition of existing buildings including 118-122 Cork Street and all associated outbuildings.
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