Praise as major €75m plan for Lusk village is unveiled

by Sylvia Pownall

A €75M scheme in Lusk which promises to deliver 150 houses as well as shops, cafes, a playground, village green and public square has been unveiled.

Lusk Village Quarter has already received planning permission, with the first phase of 56 homes on Station Road – 18 of which are described as “social and affordable” – now on sale.

The project is expected to create up to 150 jobs and will include a Lidl supermarket and nine other retail units, a cafe opening onto a square, restaurants, and several other amenities.

Cllr Adrian Henchy (FF) officially launched the 15-acre development, with the venture getting the thumbs up from public representatives from several parties.

Cllr Tom O’Leary (FG) told Dublin Gazette: “The design looks attractive and, in my opinion, will work well with the historic village of Lusk. It’s welcome progress.

“The town centre will have a substantial car park. Lusk residents have been crying out for some time now for more shopping and leisure facilities, and this development will fill that demand.

“I look forward to the handing over and planning of more open space to for playing fields and facilities for the growing youth population in Lusk.”

Bannon Auctioneers are handling the marketing of the retail space on behalf of the developers, McGarrell Reilly, which has spent more than €100 million, to date, in Lusk and delivered 700 homes to the area since the 1990s.

The company’s executive chairman, Sean Reilly, said: “We are delighted to mark the first key milestone. The Quarter will provide top-class amenities, community spaces and homes to complement the overall Lusk area.

“We are working closely with Fingal County Council to realise our vision for a community-first environment, with much needed shopping options, public recreation spaces for the area and great family homes.”

The scheme is expected to be completed next year, with Lidl planning to open as anchor tenant before the end of 2020.

Lusk Village Quarter has also announced sponsorship with Lusk Round Towers GAA for the Senior Ladies for the 2020 season.

McGarrell Reilly also confirmed that they will be consulting with the people of Lusk on the naming of the new public square at the heart of the quarter.

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