Bank of Ireland to fund 1,750 student bed spaces in Dublin and Cork

Posted in Governance and administration on March 12th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Bank of Ireland plans to fund €144 million worth of purpose-built student accommodation over next two years, with a particular focus on Dublin and Cork where demand is strongest. The bank said it was currently funding 1,474 student bed spaces in the Republic, with a further 276 under consideration, and an additional 500 in Britain …” (more)

[Eoin Burke-Kennedy, Irish Times, 12 March]


Green light for 250 student beds at Crow’s Nest site

Posted in Governance and administration on March 11th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Plans for 250 student beds at the site of the former Crow’s Nest bar have been given the green light by An Bord Pleanála in a landmark decision. The project was submitted under the new strategic housing development scheme (SHD), a new regulation introduced last June which allows projects of a certain size to bypass local authority planning applications in a bid to cut down on the time it takes to make a decision …” (more)

[Kevin O’Neill, Evening Echo, 10 March]

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In Face of Opposition, Trinity Relents On Accommodation Price Increase

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on March 8th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The proposed increase to on-campus accommodation has not been approved at today’s meeting of Finance Committee. The University Times revealed earlier today that College had proposed a significant increase to the price of on-campus accommodation …” (more)

[Róisín Power and Dominic McGrath, University Times, 7 March]

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Trinity to Propose Accommodation Fee Jump

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 7th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“College is proposing a significant increase to on-campus accommodation, The University Times has learned. A memorandum from Trinity’s Director of Commercialisation, Adrian Neilan, due to be discussed at Finance Committee today and obtained by The University Times, recommends a €21 increase per week …” (more)

[Dominic McGrath, University Times, 7 March]

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Cork and Dublin to get €200m student accommodation boost

Posted in Governance and administration on March 5th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Cork and Dublin are to benefit from a €200m deal to increase student resident accommodation in both cities. The deal, a joint venture between Harrison Street Real Estate Capital (HSRE) and the Global Student Accommodation Group (GSA), will see a total of 1,325 student beds added to the GSA/Harrison Street portfolio …” (more)

[Dearbhail McDonald, Independent, 5 March]


Trinity heads for another south Dublin showdown as it plans 300 more student beds

Posted in Governance and administration on March 4th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin has revealed plans for a major new student accommodation project in Darty, south Dublin. There are currently three blocks of apartments at the site called Trinity Halls, which is made up of 669 single bedrooms, 125 twin bedrooms and 178 apartments …” (more)

[Killian Woods, Fora, 4 March]

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Plans for Cork student accommodation raise fears of ‘marauding student gangs’

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on March 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Cork councillors are set to meet with residents over concerns around student accommodation planned for the city. A student development at Gillian House on Farranlea Road in the city is currently before An Bord Pleanála …” (more)

[, 3 March]

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New player for student flats sector

Posted in Governance and administration on February 26th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Crosslane Student Developments, part of the UK-headquartered Crosslane Group, has secured conditional planning permission to build a 207-bed purpose-built student accommodation development scheme in Dublin city centre. The project will be Crosslane’s first student development in the Republic of Ireland. Completion of the scheme is due in time for the 2019/2020 academic year …” (more)

[Ronald Quinlan, Independent, 26 February]


UL seeking design team for 500 bed student accommodation development

Posted in Governance and administration on February 24th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick is seeking a design team to deliver a new 500-bed student accommodation development worth some €2.5 million. Backed by Plassey Campus Developments, the project expects to deliver two blocks of on-campus accommodation for UL, including a 300-bed building and another 200-bed residence building to also include staff facilities …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 24 February]

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Governing Authority Approves €145 Million for Residence Masterplan

Posted in Governance and administration on February 21st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“UCD’s Governing Authority has formally approved spending €145 million on Phase 1 of UCD’s Residence Masterplan. It aims to have 924 beds across three buildings ready for September 2020. President Andrew Deeks confirmed the decision was made at yesterday’s meeting of the Governing Authority …” (more)

[College Tribune, 21 February]

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Belfast councillor criticised for Holylands flats plan

Posted in Governance and administration on February 3rd, 2018 by steve

“Belfast City Council has been criticised for granting a councillor planning permission for new flats in the Holylands despite efforts to reduce the area’s high concentration of students …” (more)

[Brendan Hughes, Irish News, 2 February]

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Student accommodation plan for docks halted by appeal

Posted in Governance and administration on January 26th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A major student accommodation development planned for the docks in the city is being opposed. Late last year, Bonham Dock Limited was granted planning permission for 2 seven and eight storey blocks at the former Topaz oil facility at the docks. However, that decision is being appealed to An Bord Pleanála …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM News, 24 January]

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UCD and UCC apply to fast track student accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on January 16th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“University College Dublin (UCD) and University College Cork (UCC) are among applications made directly to An Bórd Pleanála in a new fast-track planning system, as reported by The Irish Times. Three fast-track planning applications for student accommodation are currently active in Dublin and Cork …” (more)

[Lauren Boland, Trinity News, 16 January]

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UCD €300m student housing scheme gets the go-ahead

Posted in Governance and administration on January 12th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A €300 million on-campus accommodation complex at University College Dublin (UCD) has become the first development approved by An Bord Pleanála under the new ‘fast-track’ planning process. However the board has reduced the amount of student housing sought by the State’s largest university by more than a quarter, bringing the number of beds down from 3,006 to 2,178 …” (more)

[Olivia Kelly, Irish Times, 12 January]

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Councillors object to Lough apartments

Posted in Governance and administration on January 11th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Five Cork City councillors are set to lodge appeals to An Bord Pleanála against the granting of planning permission for a controversial four-storey block of student apartments overlooking The Lough. The councillors joined around 40 residents at The Lough Community Centre last night, for a meeting held to organise a response to City Hall’s decision to give the go-ahead to developers Lyonshall Ltd for a 324-student apartment block on a site adjacent to the northern end of the popular amenity …” (more)

[Ellie O’Byrne, Evening Echo, 10 January]

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Proposed student accommodation to offer 1,780 beds for students

Posted in Governance and administration on December 21st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“New proposals for student accommodation have emerged in the Liberties area in Dublin’s inner-city. The proposed plan for the new accommodation would bring the student numbers from 4% to 8% of the population, according to figures put forward by Cairns Homes. The affected area is located within a kilometre of Cairns’ main property proposal on Cork Street, which currently holds 1,499 student beds …” (more)

[Eoin O’Donnell, Trinity News, 21 December]


Planners approve €25m student accommodation near Docks

Posted in Governance and administration on December 15th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Galway City Council has approved plans for a €25 million student accommodation development in the new ‘urban quarter’ at Galway Docks – which will include 345 en suite bedrooms – adjacent to a €104m office project approved last month. Developer Gerry Barrett of Bonham Dock Ltd has been given the go-ahead for the ‘Queen Street Development’ on a three-quarter acre site adjacent to the United Methodist and Presbyterian Church on Victoria Place …” (more)

[Enda Cunningham, Connacht Tribune, 15 December]

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Student apartment development overlooking The Lough granted permission

Posted in Governance and administration on December 14th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A controverisal student apartment complex overlooking The Lough has been granted planning permission following a redesign to protect views of the city’s northside. Lyonshall Developments had proposed to construct 49 student apartments with some 350 beds on the Bandon Road, prompting a huge outcry from locals leading to protest meetings, marches and numerous planning objections …” (more)

[Alan Healy, Evening Echo, 13 December]

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Concern student building will negatively impact community

Posted in Governance and administration on December 13th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Concerns have been raised about the impact of a 255-bed student development at Victoria Cross. UCC has unveiled plans for a multi-million euro, 255-bed student apartment development at the Crow’s Nest site. The university was recently given approval to lodge their plans through a new fast-track system …” (more)

[Darragh Bermingham, Evening Echo, 13 December]

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Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor turns sod on €30 million Student Accommodation Project

Posted in Governance and administration on December 7th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Minister Mitchell O’Connor today turned the sod on Oisín House at Trinity College Dublin. The new purpose built student accommodation will comprise 250 bed spaces, disability services, retail units, a health unit, sports and recreation facilities and Estates and Facilities support space once complete …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 7 December]

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