Marlet appoints BAM Ireland as main contractor for Green Acre Grange in Dundrum
Located beside Airfield’s urban farm, this development will feature 253 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments – each coming with generous living rooms benefitting from large glazed windows to maximise daylight – and a 200 sq metre (2,100 sq ft) creche. Close to 4,000 sq metres (43,000 sq ft) will be dedicated to landscaped communal areas with 500 sq metres (5,400 sq ft) allocated to amenity spaces, such as a concierge, gym, cinema, lounges and meeting rooms as well as play and outdoor recreation areas.
Green Acre Grange will consist of three blocks that have been conceived as pavilions, strategically arranged to maximise light and take full advantage of the attractive surrounding views, creating a series of linked communal spaces. The buildings will all benefit from green roofs, providing a high quality and sustainable living environment.
Marlet recently agreed a financing facility with Home Building Finance Ireland (HBFI) for €74m for Green Acre Grange.
Project Completion date
With a completion date set for Q2 2022, construction recently started on site with the installation of hoarding and site set up, the commencement of foundation installation and erection of tower cranes. As Ireland is facing its second lockdown since the beginning of the pandemic, Marlet proactively redesigned all residential units in Green Acre Grange to include home office areas in every apartment. Other features such as touch-free building access, top-of-the range ventilation system and antibacterial door hardware will also be incorporated. Green Acre Grange is Marlet’s second residential development in the Dundrum area, with Walled Garden, a 142-apartment scheme due to be completed in Q4 2021.
Theo Cullinane, BAM Ireland CEO said; “We are delighted to be partnering with Marlet on yet another project, following our appointment as contractor for the One Lime Street development in August. Collaborating again with Marlet, this time on Green Acre Grange, and delivering 253 apartments for Dublin 14 is an exciting challenge.
“Our digital construction expertise will enable off-site fabrication of significant project elements such as concrete superstructures, bathroom pods, balconies and elements of the M&E installation. This approach will have a two-fold effect in limiting the number of construction personnel on site, and reduce the number of delivery vehicles. Both align with our desire to minimise the impact of our construction activities on the local environment. In the current times, limiting the number of personnel is also of benefit, as the health and safety of our staff and anyone who comes to a BAM site is our top priority.”