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New student accommodation from Crosslane

Work has begun on 207-bed accommodation development in Dublin

Posted by Alex Diggins | July 11, 2018 | Bricks & mortar

Crosslane Student Developments is pleased to announce that construction has commenced on their 207-bed purpose-built student accommodation development on Carman’s Hall, Dublin. The project will be Crosslane’s first student scheme in the city and in the Republic of Ireland.

The scheme comprises three residential buildings of between three and six storeys, with 20 en-suite beds arranged in cluster apartments of between five to eight bedrooms. The development will also feature dedicated communal areas, including a common room, gym, study room, bicycle storage, a public coffee shop at ground level and a private outdoor landscaped courtyard.

The development is a short walk away from Trinity College Dublin and the Royal College of Surgeons’ campus in Ireland campus, with the University College Dublin and Dublin City University being easily accessible by public transport. 

Lisa Timberlake, Senior Development Manager, Crosslane Student Developments, said: “Crosslane is delighted to have begun work on its first student accommodation scheme in the Republic of Ireland. We have appointed exceptional local design and contracting teams to ensure that this exciting project is completed for the 2019/2020 academic year.”

Construction will commence shortly on the new development which will take less than fifteen months to complete, and is scheduled to be finished before the start of the 2019/2020 academic year.

Dublin is an internationally renowned university city, with approximately 70,000 students studying at the city’s higher education establishments. Trinity College Dublin – a short walk away from the development - is ranked 88th in the QS World University Rankings 2018, and nearby University College Dublin is considered to be one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities.  

According to the Higher Education Authority, there is a shortage of around 25,000 more student beds in Ireland with the problem being most acute in Dublin. Crosslane’s Carman’s Hall scheme will go some way towards fulfilling increasing demand for well-located, premium student accommodation.

“We are delighted to have been appointed by Crosslane to play our part in the delivery of what is a very exciting scheme,” said Paul Stewart, Managing Director, Stewart Construction. “As one of Ireland’s top contractors we are bringing our extensive experience in the residential and educational build sectors to ensure the project is delivered on time, to budget and to Crosslane’s high quality standards."

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