Quintain secures approval for Cherrywood Village Centre, including 148 build-to-rent apartments

Scheme also to include a large supermarket, other retail and commercial units, and indoor community space

Property developer Quintain Ireland has secured planning permission for what it says will be Cherrywood’s first village centre.

The €65 million mixed-use scheme will include 148 build-to-rent apartments, a large supermarket, and other retail and commercial units, with construction due to begin next year and be completed by late 2026.

Called Cherrywood Village Centre, the plan for the south Dublin suburb has been approved by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. Designed by architects Urban Agency, it will be located on a 2.7-acre site and feature a new village green.

It includes a 2,700sq m supermarket, eight retail units, five food and beverage outlets, three business units and 200sq m of indoor community space. It also includes 148 one and two-bedroom apartments, and retail and residential car parking.


Ranging from three to five storeys, the scheme will come with outdoor public, private, and communal residential open spaces.

The approval comes with a number of conditions, including financial contributions from the developer of €4.2 million for various local services and infrastructure, including a contribution of at least €487,000 towards the cost of the nearby Luas line.

Located off Gun and Drum Hill Road and near Tully Park, it is the first of several planned urban villages to be delivered as part of the Cherrywood Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) planning scheme.

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Quintain is one of the country’s biggest property developers. It is in the process of delivering more than 3,000 homes and 27 acres of green space in Cherrywood as part of a master plan for the area.

It has invested €156 million there to date, with 136 homes completed and occupied, and another 215 under construction. The company has planning permission for a further 1,459 while it is seeking approval for 445 with “more to come”.

Commenting on the approval, Michael Hynes, co-managing director of Quintain Ireland, said: “The new Cherrywood Village Centre is a much-needed development and we are delighted to have received planning permission. It will be a fantastic setting for residents to meet, shop, relax and spend time outdoors.”

Situated at the foot of the Dublin Mountains, the Cherrywood SDZ zone comprises about 360 hectares in total. The area is served by Laughanstown Luas Station and has several schools while Quintain has developed two parks as part of the village scheme.

Ciarán Hancock

Ciarán Hancock

Ciarán Hancock is Business Editor of The Irish Times