The Cubes’ residents square up for a fight

by Emma Nolan

RESIDENTS and owners of The Cubes apartments in Sandyford – including U2’s Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jnr – are taking legal action over alleged defects at the luxury complex.
Residents say that serious issues with the apartments have arisen over the last few years and more than 200 investors have now launched a High Court action.
The Cubes are located in blocks as part of a large 600-apartment complex developed by Paddy Shovlin’s Landmark Developments around 2007.
Many of the units were sold off the plans, with the most expensive selling for €1.1m.
One woman told the media that she has been living in the apartment for eight years, but the problems only began recently.
She said: “I have problems with the bathroom with damp and now there’s mould growing. There are also problems around the windows and with the ventilation.”
Another woman who has children said that her apartment has poor ventilation and does not get any natural sunlight.
“There’s very noticeable marking on the walls, and the air feels damp, which I’m concerned about with the kids.
“These were supposed to be apartments built to the highest standard – I can’t believe we are having these problems.”
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, who have tenants in the Sandyford complex, are one of the prosecuting parties in the case against the developers.

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