Birkey Limited intend to apply to An Bord Pleanála for permission for a strategic housing development at this c. 0.61 hectare (c. 6,067 sq m) site at No. 146A and Nos. 148-148A Richmond Road, Dublin 3 (Eircodes D03 W2H1, D03 T6P0, D03 Y8R9, D03 PX27, D03 K6F7, D03 E447 and D03 HR27). The site is bounded to the north-east by Richmond Road and the Leyden’s Wholesalers & Distributor Site, to the north-west by an apartment development (Deakin Court), to the south-west by the Tolka River and to the south-east by a residential and commercial development (Distillery Lofts). Improvement works to Richmond Road are also proposed including carriageway widening and a new signal controlled pedestrian crossing facility on an area of c. 0.08 hectares (c. 762 sq m). The development site area and road works area will provide a total application site area of c. 0.69 hectares (c. 6,829 sq m).
The proposed development will principally consist of: the demolition of all existing structures on site (c. 2,346 sq m) including warehouses and 2 No. dwellings; and the construction of a part 6 No. to part 10 No. storey over basement development (with roof level telecommunications infrastructure over), comprising 1 No. café/retail unit (157 sq m) at ground floor level and 183 No. Build-to-Rent apartments (104 No. one bedroom units and 79 No. two bedroom units). The proposed development has a gross floor area of c. 16,366 sq m over a basement of c. 2,729 sq m. The proposed development has a gross floor space of c. 15,689 sq m.
The development also includes the construction of a new c. 126 No. metre long section of flood wall to the River Tolka along the site’s southern boundary. The new flood wall is positioned at the top of the existing river bank and will connect to existing constructed sections of flood wall upstream and downstream of the site. The top of the wall will be set at the required flood defence level resulting in typical wall heights of c. 1.2 to 2 metres above existing ground levels. The development will also include the repair and maintenance of the existing river wall on site adjacent to the River Tolka.
The development also provides ancillary residential amenities and facilities; 71 No. car parking spaces including 8 No. electric vehicle spaces, 4 No. mobility impaired spaces and 1 No. car share space; 5 No. motorcycle parking spaces; bicycle parking; electric scooter storage; a drop off space; the decommissioning of the existing telecommunications mast at ground level and provision of new telecommunications infrastructure at roof level including shrouds, antennas and microwave link dishes; balconies facing all directions; public and communal open space; a pedestrian/bicycle connection along the north-western boundary of the site from Richmond Road to the proposed pedestrian/bicycle route to the south-west of the site adjoining the River Tolka; roof gardens; hard and soft landscaping; boundary treatments; green roofs; ESB Substation; switchroom; comms rooms; generator; lift overruns; stores; plant; and all associated works above and below ground.