Topping out takes place on first homes at Glass Bottle site

Development will comprise some 4,000 homes along with mix of offices, leisure facilities, retail, parks and a hotel

Left to right: Lioncor chief executive John Maxwell with Sisk's Laura Young and Steven McGee.

Pictured at the recent “topping-out” ceremony for the first two residential buildings at the long-awaited and much-anticipated Glass Bottle scheme in Dublin 4 were Lioncor chief executive John Maxwell, Laura Young, health and safety officer with Sisk and Steven McGee, chief operating officer with Sisk.

Upon completion, the development will transform some 37.2 acres of industrial land occupied formerly by the Irish Glass Bottle plant into a residential-led scheme comprising just under 4,000 private, social and affordable, and rented homes. The development will also include community spaces, flexible office spaces, an innovation hub, a hotel, school and creche, artists’ studios, leisure facilities, retail and parks, all with direct access to the coastal path and Dublin Bay.

Commenting on the progress at the site to date, Mr Maxwell said: “We’re witnessing the transformation of a brownfield … [and] we are delighted to be topping out phase one of the largest residential housing project in the city, providing much-needed new homes in our capital and contributing to solving the housing crisis.”

Steven McGee, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Sisk added: “We are delighted to achieve the first major milestone at phase 1A of the Glass Bottle development. Since breaking ground in June 2023, we have made outstanding progress, topping out two of three residential blocks. We eagerly anticipate completing phase 1A of Glass Bottle by the end of next year and creating a lasting legacy in the community.”

Ronald Quinlan

Ronald Quinlan

Ronald Quinlan is Property Editor of The Irish Times