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Crosslane Student Developments, part of the Crosslane Group, has announced that it has submitted its first purpose-built student accommodation planning application in the Republic of Ireland, in the capital, Dublin.

The plans outline the delivery of 232 bed purpose-built student accommodation development in the city centre, at the junction of Carman’s Hall and Garden Lane, within the city’s main ring road, just to the west of Dublin city centre and south of the River Liffey.

It is a short walk away from Trinity College Dublin and the Royal College of Surgeons’ Campus, and a short bus journey from the University College Dublin and City University.

The proposals are to develop the site into a new purpose-built, high specification student accommodation scheme, comprising 232 en-suite beds arranged in cluster flats of between five to eight bedrooms. The development is made up of four residential blocks which will be at stepped heights between three to six storeys with two private outdoor landscaped courtyards. There will also be communal areas, including a common room, gym and study room as well as management suite, bicycle storage and a coffee shop on the ground floor. The development is due for completion in the time for the 2019/2020 academic year.

In 2015, the Higher Education Authority highlighted the shortage of student accommodation was at its worst in Dublin, and that Ireland needed an estimated 25,000 more beds to keep up with demand.

Lisa Timberlake, Development Manager, Crosslane Student Developments, said: “Crosslane is delighted to have submitted its first planning application for a student accommodation development in Dublin. 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 public transport connections to University College Dublin and City University. At 232 easy beds, the scheme would have a significant impact in easing the supply/demand fundamentals which persist for purpose-built student accommodation in the Dublin.”

Source – UK Construction Online

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