The ground breaking event marks the first step in the construction of a new Town Centre for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, which will include 4,000 new homes. The first phase of the scheme will take place this year and involves the construction of road and utility infrastructure and three major parks. The provision of physical, social and educational infrastructure will be a condition of planning permission as the development proceeds. Further stages will involve the construction of two primary schools and a post-primary school. In addition to the new homes, schools and parkland, the development will provide for 53,000 sq.m of retail space, complementing 52,000 sq.m of office space.
Speaking at event Cllr. Cormac Devlin said,
“Cherrywood and its hinterland of Brides Glen, Lehaunstown and Brennanstown have a rich historic legacy. Today will see this area embark on a new historic journey of its own.
Cherrywood will be an exceptional development of residential, office, retail & multi-use parkland that will be at the vanguard of new town planning not just in Ireland but across the EU. This first phase will provide almost 4,000 much needed, new high quality homes which will provide a mixture of houses, apartments and townhouses. These units will accommodate almost 15,000 people over the next 3 years."
"Eventually Cherrywood will support over 7,700 new homes, with a population of up to 30,000 people living in an area developed sympathetically with the landscape, supporting our natural heritage in a superb geographic location.” concluded Cllr. Devlin.