Crosslane Student Developments submits planning application in Dublin for 232 bed student accommodation development

Crosslane Student Developments, part of the Crosslane Group, is pleased to announce 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 proposed delivery of a 232 bed purpose-built student accommodation development in the city centre due for completion in time for the 2019/2020 academic year.

The site is located 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. The development is a short walk away from Trinity College Dublin and the Royal College of Surgeons’ campus, and University College Dublin and City University are a short bus ride away.

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. The property will feature significant dedicated communal areas, including a common room, gym and study room, as well as a management suite, bicycle storage and a public coffee shop on the ground floor.

Dublin is an internationally renowned university city and is the primary centre of education in Ireland with approximately 70,000 students studying at the city’s higher education establishments. Dublin’s two oldest and most prestigious universities are Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin, ranked 98th and 176th in the world respectively in the QS World University Rankings 2016/17.

In 2015, the Higher Education Authority estimated a need for about 25,000 more beds for students in Ireland with the shortage of student accommodation at its worst in Dublin. As such, demand for well-located, premium purpose-built student accommodation in the city continues to increase leading to a significant supply-demand imbalance.

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 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/demand fundamentals which persist for purpose-built student accommodation in the Dublin.”