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Thousands of new construction jobs for Cherrywood Town plan

Tuesday, 18th December, 2018 8:00am
Thousands of new construction jobs for Cherrywood Town plan

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy launches the largest urban development in the State with (from left) Gary Corrigan, Managing Director with Hines Real Estate Ireland Ltd; Brian Moran, Senior Managing Director with Hines’ Dublin office; and Paul van Stiphout, Senior Portfolio Manager at APG Asset Manag

Thousands of new construction jobs for Cherrywood Town plan

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy launches the largest urban development in the State with (from left) Gary Corrigan, Managing Director with Hines Real Estate Ireland Ltd; Brian Moran, Senior Managing Director with Hines’ Dublin office; and Paul van Stiphout, Senior Portfolio Manager at APG Asset Manag

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THE largest urban development in the State will see the creation of over 3,000 construction jobs when it gets underway in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown.

The Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy, was guest of honour at the announcement last week where it was revealed that 1,269 new apartments, including 130 social units, will be developed in Cherrywood Town Centre over the next three years.

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council gave the go-ahead last May for the new 2.1 million sq ft development to be built at Cherrywood.

The €1 billion mixed-use development will also include 585,000 sq ft of retail and office space as well as high-amenity leisure space.

Cherrywood is a Government-designated Strategic Development Zone project to build a new town in the borough of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown comprising over 7,700 new homes, six schools, three major parks and leisure facilities, supported by an existing light rail system and serving an eventual planned population of 25,000 people.

Hines, the international real estate firm and partner APG Asset Management (APG) marked the commencement of construction on the first new apartment buildings as part of the new Cherrywood Town Centre, at the special launch ceremony.

It was also announced at the event that the contract award for the initial blocks went to John Sisk & Son. This first phase of development is expected to see the immediate creation of 300 new construction jobs by Sisk. Approximately 3,000 construction jobs will be created over the lifetime of the Town Centre building project.

The development coincides with an agreement between Hines and APG for an additional investment to specifically target other new ‘build-to-rent’ development opportunities in Cherrywood and across Dublin city in the coming years.

Hines and APG plan to invest an additional €700m in growing this platform beyond the 1,269 units currently secured at Cherrywood to deliver approximately 3,000 units across the Greater Dublin Area, ultimately taking total capital invested to over €1.1 billion.

Brian Moran, Senior Managing Director with Hines’ Dublin office said: “Today is a very important day for Hines in Ireland. We are expanding our investment platform with trusted partners APG just as our first major joint apartment project the new Town Centre at Cherrywood starts to take shape.

“Hines has spent the last two years putting in place the essential infrastructure for the Town Centre and wider project and we hope this will be the first of many building projects to get under way in the next few years at Cherrywood.

“We are delighted to be working with John Sisk Construction, one of Ireland’s best-known construction companies to bring this innovative project to reality. We would also acknowledge the collaborative role played by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council in getting us to this historic milestone.

“A vibrant new town for the Southside will emerge from this greenfield site which over time will be home to almost 25,000 people. It is a huge privilege to embark on a project of such scale and Hines will deliver a world-class solution putting modern living, health and well-being at the very heart of this dynamic new community.” 

Speaking at the launch event, Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy, said he was delighted to see Cherrywood coming on stream at a time of such critical demand for new housing supply in the capital.

“The commencement of construction at Cherrywood is to be warmly welcomed as a very significant development,” the minister said. “Cherrywood’s strategic development zone status allows for major projects of scale to be delivered within accelerated timeframes.

“As of today, it is officially the largest urban development in the State and in time will see approximately 8,000 new homes becoming available in the area.”

The minister added that development in the SDZ is being supported and accelerated through measures under Rebuilding Ireland.

“I am delighted to see the tangible progress being made which will have a major impact on supply in the area,” he added.

“From the very outset Hines Ireland has shown great commitment and vision in devising a very modern and progressive masterplan for the new Town Centre and its surrounds.

“The 1,269 new apartments that will emerge from this first phase of development will deliver modern and sustainable housing for the new residents of Cherrywood for many years to come.”

He added: “I would like also to commend Hines Ireland on having funded and built major infrastructure ahead of the main building project, including three new flagship parks, an all-weather multipurpose pitch, tennis and basketball courts and sports pavilion, 5.4 kilometres of roadways, pedestrian footpaths, cycle paths, greenways and over 3,000 trees.

“Today is an important milestone and the future residents of Cherrywood can look forward to living in a vibrant and sustainable community which has outstanding amenities and benefits from excellent connectivity to the wider city thanks to the presence of the Luas Green Line at four different stations within the town.”

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy with Paul van Stiphout of APG Asset Management, and Brian Moran, Senior Managing Director with Hines’ Dublin office.

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