Developer enters Irish market with student accommodation plans



Crosslane Student Developments has submitted its first purpose-built student accommodation planning application in the Republic of Ireland.

The plans outline the proposed delivery of a 232-bed development in Dublin city centre due for completion for the 2019/20 academic year.

Crosslane Development
The development will be in the heart of Dublin's city centre

Estimates from the Higher Education Authority in 2015 suggested a need for about 25,000 more student beds in Ireland, with the shortage at its worst in Dublin.

“Crosslane is delighted to have submitted its first planning application for a student accommodation development in Dublin,” said Lisa Timberlake, development manager at Crosslane Student Developments.

“The proposed scheme is in the heart of the city centre and a short walk to Trinity College Dublin and the Royal College of Surgeons, with easy public transport connections to University College Dublin and City University.

“At 232 beds, the scheme would have a significant impact in easing the supply [and] demand fundamentals which persist for purpose-built student accommodation in Dublin.”

The development will comprise four residential blocks which will be at stepped heights between three to six storeys with two private outdoor courtyards.

The 232 en-suite beds will be arranged in cluster flats of between five to eight bedrooms.

Crosslane’s plans also include a common room, gym, study room and a public coffee shop on the ground floor.



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