Work begins on 207-bed student accommodation development in Dublin


Work begins on 207-bed student accommodation development in Dublin

Crosslane Student Developments, part of the Crosslane Property Group (“Crosslane”), is pleased to announce that construction has commenced on their 207-bed purpose-built student accommodation development on Carman’s Hall, Dublin. The project will be Crosslane’s first student scheme in the city and in the Republic of Ireland.

The scheme comprises three residential buildings of between three and six storeys, with 207 high-specification en-suite beds arranged in cluster apartments of between five to eight bedrooms. The development will also feature significant dedicated communal areas, including a common room, gym, study room, bicycle storage, a public coffee shop at ground level and a private outdoor landscaped courtyard.

The site is located at the junction of Carman’s Hall and Garden Lane, within Dublin’s main ring road, just to the west of the city centre and south of the River Liffey. The development is a short walk away from Trinity College Dublin and the Royal College of Surgeons’ campus in Ireland campus, with the University College Dublin and Dublin City University being easily accessible by public transport.

The site is undergoing demolition and clearance work, following which construction will commence on the new development which will take less than fifteen months to complete, and is scheduled to be finished before the start of the 2019/2020 academic year.

Dublin is an internationally renowned university city, with approximately 70,000 students studying at the city’s higher education establishments. Trinity College Dublin – a short walk away from the development – is ranked 88th in the QS World University Rankings 2018, and nearby University College Dublin is considered to be one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities.

According to the Higher Education Authority, there is a need for around 25,000 more student beds in Ireland with the shortage being most acute in Dublin. Crosslane’s Carman’s Hall scheme will go some way towards satisfying the significant supply-demand imbalance in the city, fulfilling increasing demand for well-located, premium-built student accommodation.

Crosslane has appointed Duke McCaffrey Consulting as Project and Cost Managers, local Dublin-based John Fleming Architects to design the scheme, and Stewart Construction has been appointed as contractor for the development.

Lisa Timberlake, Senior Development Manager, Crosslane Student Developments, said:

“Crosslane is delighted to have begun work on its first student accommodation scheme in the Republic of Ireland. We have appointed exceptional local design and contracting teams to ensure that this exciting project is completed for the 2019/2020 academic year.

The development is conveniently located in the heart of the city centre, and will significantly ease the demand for purpose-built student accommodation which persists in the area. Dublin is a world-renowned university city, and Carman’s Hall is within easy reach of Trinity College Dublin and the Royal College of Surgeons, with excellent transport links that make it easily accessible to students from both University College Dublin and City University.”

Paul Stewart, Managing Director, Stewart Construction, said:

“We are delighted to have been appointed by Crosslane to play our part in the delivery of what is a very exciting scheme. As one of Ireland’s top contractors we are bringing our extensive experience in the residential and educational build sectors to ensure the project is delivered on time, to budget and to Crosslane’s high quality standards.”