600 apartments planned at Liam Cosgrave home

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Scholarstown Road, Knocklyon by 3D Design Bureau

PLANS HAVE BEEN lodged for almost 600 apartments in south Dublin on lands previously owned by former Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave.

The application to build 590 apartments at lands on Scholarstown Road in Knocklyon, Dublin 16, has been submitted to An Bord Pleanála by Ardstone Homes Ltd.

The proposed Strategic Housing Development (SHD) consists of 480 build-to-rent apartments and 110 build-to-sell units.

The build-to-rent units will be a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments spread across eight blocks up to six storeys in height. The build-to-sell units will be a mix of two- and three-bedroom apartments spread across nine duplex blocks three storeys in height.

The proposed development also includes space for a gym, creche as well as retail and café units and car park spaces.

The development will cover an area of over five hectares of land once owned by Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Liam Cosgrave. The proposed development includes the demolition of two dwellings on the land: a bungalow named “Beechpark”, which was the home of Mr Cosgrave, and a two-storey dwelling named “Maryfield”.

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