IRES Residential Properties Ltd. intend to apply to An Bord Pleanála (the Board) for permission for a strategic housing development with an application site
area of c. 2.02 ha (excluding basements), including the extent of Carmanhall Road required for proposed flood mitigation works, on lands forming part of a
development generally known as Rockbrook, located at the junction of Blackthorn Drive and Carmanhall Road, Sandyford Business District, Sandyford, Dublin
18, principally bounded by existing mixed use and residential development to the north (Grande Central and South Central); Carmanhall Road to the south;
undeveloped lands to the east (known as the Tivway site) and an existing part-constructed office development to the west (The Sentinel).
The development, which is known as RB Central with a total gross floor area of c. 41,347 sq m (excluding basements) will consist of 428 no. apartments comprising two blocks arranged around two courtyards ranging in height from five to fourteen storeys (including ground floor mezzanine, all over three existing part-constructed basement levels) comprising 32 no. studio apartments; 122 no. 1 bedroom apartments; 251 no. 2 bedroom apartments and 23 no. 3 bedroom apartments.
The development will also include a crèche (486 sq m) with ancillary outdoor play areas; 4 no. ground floor local/neighbourhood
retail units (862 sq m); communal community residents’ facilities (934 sq m in total) including a multi-purpose space (184 sq m), laundry and community co-
working area (97 sq m) at ground floor level, and residents’ exercise area, break-out/meeting areas, book and media sharing areas, reading/seating areas,
play area and TV/games area located at various levels throughout the proposed development (653 sq m); entrance halls; private, communal and public open
space provision including balconies, winter gardens and terraces to be provided on all elevations at all levels as required; roof gardens; courtyards; boulevards;
urban plaza; amenity lawn and play areas; basement car parking (508 no. spaces in total); 3 no. surface crèche drop-off parking spaces; car club spaces; 593
no. cycle parking spaces (long and short stay spaces including secure stands); motorcycle parking; storage areas; internal roads and pathways; pedestrian
access points; hard and soft landscaping, street furniture and boundary treatments; changes in level; services provision and related pipework including
diversions; plant (including rooftop plant); electric vehicle charging points; ESB substations and switchrooms; waste management areas; green roofs;
attenuation tank; flood mitigation measures to Carmanhall Road including footpath upgrade and flood wall; car park ventilation areas; set-down areas;
signage; completion and re-configuration of the existing basement levels including related site clearance works and removal of services; public lighting and
all site development and excavation works above and below ground. Vehicular access to the site will be from Blackthorn Drive and Carmanhall Road with
dedicated bicycle access from Blackthorn Drive.
Further details of the application including drawings, reports etc can be found at http://www.rbcentralplanning.ie