Plans for 15-storey hotel and 1,137 apartments on Naas Road

by Sylvia Pownall

A Cork developer has lodged plans to build a 15-storey hotel and 1,137 residential units on a 17-acre site along the Naas Road.

The O’Flynn Group is pursuing its most ambitious mixed-use project in the capital yet with a projected cost of €625million.

If the South West Gate scheme gets approval it will see the delivery of a 148-bedroom hotel, 17,699sqm of commercial space and mixed housing.

The residential units would provide a mix of 724 build-to-sell units, 299 build-to-rent units and 114 part V (social and affordable) units across 12 blocks up to 10 storeys.

The Southwest Gate scheme also aims to deliver 12,445sqm of community open space to cater for needs of the development’s anticipated population of 2,584.

Most of the substantial site which fronts onto the Naas Road and Walkinstown Avenue was formerly occupied by Nissan.

O’Flynn Group chief Michael O’Flynn said: “We have a strong track record. We, in conjunction with our design team, have engaged extensively with Dublin City Council and are delighted to submit our application.

“If successful, we look forward to delivering this project to the people of Dublin as quickly as possible.”

The O’Flynn Group is currently developing a number of sites across both the Leinster and Munster regions and expect to deliver 500 units to the market in 2021.

Separately plans have been lodged for a mixed-use development at the Royal Liver Retail Park on the other side of the Naas Road beside the Kylemore Luas stop.

Property group Allied Real Estate Group bought the park last year for e25 and have lodged plans for 1,100 apartments, commercial units, and a 17-storey office block.

The 11-acre site, the developers say, has the potential to “accommodate a landmark campus-style development built to the highest architectural standards”.

If approved the retail element will be anchored by a 2,400sqm supermarket and supported by a café/restaurant and/or bar, as well as a medical centre, pharmacy and crèche.

The entire scheme will comprise nine buildings ranging from seven to 18 storeys in height.

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