Quintain given go-ahead for first phase of 1,300 home plan for Cherrywood

Council grants permission for 136 homes as part of Dublin 18 scheme

Housebuilder Quintain has been given the go-ahead for the first phase of its plan to deliver 1,300 new homes in Cherrywood Village by 2025.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has granted planning permission for 136 homes to Quintain Developments Ireland Ltd at Laughanstown and Brennanstown in Cherrywood, Dublin 18.

Cherrywood Village is located on a 65-acre site within the Cherrywood strategic development zone (SDZ), and will comprise a mix of new houses, duplexes and apartments with two public parks, 27 acres of green space and more than 4,300sq m of retail and civic amenities in the village centre.

The 136 homes to receive planning permission comprise 80 two-, three- and four-bedroomed houses and 56 duplexes, with construction due to start as soon as the Covid-19-related lockdown on the sector is lifted.


"This is the first step in a development that will provide much-needed new housing supply in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown that is well connected to existing infrastructure and amenities," said Michael Hynes, joint managing partner of Quintain Ireland, on Monday.

“Our plans for Cherrywood Village will cater to a range of different housing needs with a particular focus on young families and first-time buyers.”

Cherrywood Village is situated close to major employers such as Vodafone and Microsoft in Sandyford, and Dell and Elavon in Cherrywood Science and Technology Park. The Laughanstown Luas station is located at the heart of the project.

Cherrywood Village represents about half of Quintain’s 118-acre land holding in the area, acquired from Hines and King Street Capital.

In addition to its land holdings at Cherrywood, Quintain will be responsible for the residential development of a further 340 acres of prime assets in Ireland at Adamstown, Clonburris and Portmarnock.

Overall, Quintain plans to develop about 56,000sq m of commercial space and more than 9,000 new homes.

Gordon Deegan

Gordon Deegan

Gordon Deegan is a contributor to The Irish Times