– Construction is due to start next year, with completion in late 2026
– Mixed-use development will include a large supermarket and 148 apartments
Quintain Ireland has secured planning permission for Cherrywood’s first village centre. The property company’s exciting plans for the new development – Cherrywood Village Centre – have just been approved by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, with construction due to begin next year.
Cherrywood Village Centre
The soon-to-be-delivered development has been carefully planned to provide much-needed retail, social and leisure amenities in what is one of Dublin’s fastest-growing suburbs. It will allow Cherrywood’s increasing number of residents the opportunity to shop, socialise and relax locally within convenient walking distance of their new homes.
The mixed-use development, designed by architects Urban Agency, will be located on a 2.7-acre site and feature a new village green. It includes a 2,700-sq metre supermarket, eight retail units, five food and beverage units, three business units and 200 sq metres of internal community space. It also includes 148 build-to-rent one and two-bed apartments with retail and residential car parking.
Ranging in height from three to five storeys, the development will be centred around a new Cherrywood Village Green. It will come with outdoor public, private, and communal residential open spaces.
Located off Gun and Drum Hill Road and near Tully Park, it is the first of several planned urban villages to be delivered as part of the Cherrywood Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) Planning Scheme.
Construction will start next year, and the village centre should be completed by late 2026.
Michael Hynes, Co-Managing Director, Quintain Ireland, said: “The new Cherrywood Village Centre is a much-needed development, and we are delighted to have received planning permission. Designed and due to be delivered to the highest standards, it will be a fantastic setting for residents to meet, shop, relax and spend time outdoors. There will be a village green, a major supermarket, cafes, restaurants and a number of shops and businesses in addition to community spaces.
“At Quintain Ireland, our mission is to create exceptional and affordable places to live, which are at the forefront of design, placemaking and sustainability. This involves the delivery of a high number of homes, but we are acutely aware that we need to build communities, too. We strive to deliver quality amenities and quality open spaces alongside quality housing, and Cherrywood Village Centre is a great example of how we achieve this.”
Cherrywood Village, the area being developed by Quintain, is located on a 65-acre site within the Cherrywood SDZ and aims to be the most connected village in Ireland. It has been designed to create a diverse new community that is easily accessible by public transport, with a strong emphasis on sustainable development that protects existing heritage sites.
To date, Quintain has invested €156m in Cherrywood. A total of 136 homes have already been completed and are occupied, a further 215 are under construction. The company has planning permission for an additional 1,459, while it is currently seeking planning approval for 445, with more to come.
Laughanstown Luas Station is located next to the community with major employers nearby, including Vodafone and Microsoft in Sandyford and Dell and Elavon in Cherrywood Science and Technology Park.
The area has several schools, and Quintain has already developed two parks as part of Cherrywood Village. Beckett Park, which is now under the management of Dun Laoghaire County Council, features a host of amenities such as all-weather sports pitches, tennis courts, jogging tracks, a boules court, an outdoor gym, playground, and a sports pavilion, while Tully Park is a more relaxing setting, built around early Christian monuments and Tully Church, which dates from the ninth century.
In addition to planning permission for the village centre, Quintain has also just secured permission for 55 homes in its T3 section of Cherrywood Village, including 21 two, three- and four-bedroom houses and 34 two- and three-bedroom duplexes. These are included in the figure of 1,459 above.
Cherrywood is a rapidly expanding area, and the SDZ zone is approximately 360 hectares in size in total. Nestled at the foot of the Dublin Mountains, it is strategically located between the M50 and N11 transport corridors about 8km south of Dún Laoghaire town centre.
Several developers are delivering homes in the Cherrywood area, with over 2,000 completed and a planned total of about 10,500. Quintain expects to have delivered between 2,700 to 3,000 homes in total within the next five years.