This phased 30 hectare re-development scheme is one of the largest mixed-use urban projects ever to be proposed in Ireland. It follows on from an urban design framework and subsequent Public Private Partnership Feasability Study prepared by MÓLA in collaboration with Dublin City Council and Urban Capital. Phase 1 of the development strategy consists of significantly enhanced facilities including: c.45000 sq.m. retail centre; medical centre; pool and leisure/fitness centre; town centre plaza (phase 1); community centre; library; 953 mixed residential units; two crèches and major landscaping to the riverside parkland. Phase 2 consists of new-build high street retail accommodation; cinemas and family entertainment centre; multi-storey office building; 450 mixed residential units; a crèche; town centre plaza (phase 2) and new-build parks, kids play areas & multi purpose games facilities. The scheme also incorporates significant road and transport infrastructure works, including the realignment of Clonshaugh Road, creating civic connectivity and a renewed ‘sense of place’. The residential development will vary in height from 5-6 storey with one storey set-back along Oscar Traynor and Kilmore Roads decreasing in height to three storey duplex units along Cromcastle Road. Sheltered housing (30 units) will be accommodated in a new-build three storey block extension to the existing Woodville House on Kilmore Road. Woodville House, a protected structure, will be refurbished to accommodate the shared facilities. The new-build c.45,000sqm retail development is sited north of the river and comprises two floors of retail over a single basement floor of car parking. Servicing will generally be provided to the north of the development at the rear of the shopping centre. The new community centre, library and pool/leisure buildings will be 2-3 storeys in height and are located as pavilion buildings within the main civic space and park landscape. The existing shopping centre will be demolished and replaced with a residential accommodation over high street retail and cinemas/family entertainment, and office accommodation in a landmark tower building. The existing playing pitches will be reconfigured to accommodate an additional relocated pitch to facilitate a new landscaped park and civic square at the town centre. It is proposed that the existing Santry River will be remodeled to provide weirs and lakeside area adjacent to the civic square. The entire scheme received planning permisssion from An Bord Pleanála in May 2009.



Client: Headland Holdings
Total floor area: c.300,000 sq.m.
Status: Granted Planning Permission

The Directors, Staff and Consultants of MÓLA Architecture worked on this project while in Murray Ó Laoire Architects