Almost 2,500 student beds being developed in Cork as a fresh application is lodged with City Hall

Posted in Governance and administration on May 14th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“More than 2,000 student apartment bed spaces are currently under construction or planned in Cork. A fresh planning application lodged this week for another development will add a further 174 bed spaces if approved. Kevin Lynch has lodged plans for an eight-storey building on the site of the former Kelleher’s Tyre premises on the Victoria Road …” (more)

[Alan Healy, EchoLive, 14 May]

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Vast majority of new student beds built in Dublin

Posted in Governance and administration on May 8th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Just seven purpose-built student beds have been completed in Limerick since the launch of the government’s Rebuilding Ireland strategy in 2016. A new progress update issued by the Department of Education and Skills shows that the vast majority of new student beds have been built in Dublin …” (more)

[Kevin O’Neill, Irish Examiner, 8 May]

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National Student Accommodation Strategy

Posted in Governance and administration on May 8th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“6,362 PBSA Bed Spaces Completed by end Q1, 2019. Continued Progress towards Student Accommodation Goals. The Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD and the Minister of State with special responsibility for Housing and Urban Development Damien English TD today released the end Q1 2019 progress report on the National Student Accommodation Strategy …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 8 May]

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More student housing planned close to Grangegorman campus

Posted in Governance and administration on May 8th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A housing complex for more than 140 students has been proposed for a site close to the Grangegorman university campus, in Stoneybatter, Dublin, previously designated for 40 standard residential apartments. The five-storey development beside Tommy O’Gara’s pub on Manor Street would bring the number of students living within half a kilometre of the TU Dublin campus (formerly DIT) to more than 5,500, twice the number of permanent residents …” (more)

[Olivia Kelly, Irish Times, 8 May]

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Cork’s largest student apartment development is granted planning permission

Posted in Governance and administration on May 7th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Plans for Cork’s largest student apartment development has been granted planning permission. London company Future Generation has plans to build a flagship, 600-bed accommodation scheme on the former Coca-Cola bottling site on the Carrigrohane Straight Road …” (more)

[Alan Healy, EchoLive, 6 May]

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Student apartments near the Lough ‘sanctioned by people who are unaffected by it’

Posted in Governance and administration on May 2nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The approval of a major student apartment development near the Lough in Cork city has been described as a ‘hammer blow’ to the area. An Bord Pleanála has approved the construction of 57 apartments in four and five storey buildings on a site overlooking the Lough. The development, located on Bandon Road, will have space for 419 students …” (more)

[Kevin O’Neill, Irish Examiner, 2 May]

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Planning granted for 419-bed student apartments overlooking The Lough

Posted in Governance and administration on May 2nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Planning permission has been granted for a 57-room student apartment development overlooking The Lough despite opposition from locals in the area. The development will be located at the O’Riordan’s Joinery site on the Bandon Road and on a portion of the lands associated with the Church of the Immaculate Conception …” (more)

[Alan Healy, EchoLive, 2 May]

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Increase in planning applications for student accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on April 15th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“There has been a sharp rise in the number of planning applications for large housing and student accommodation schemes, a conference has heard. An Bord Pleanala (ABP) chairman Dave Walsh was speaking at the annual Irish Planning Institute conference, held in Carrick-on-Shannon …” (more)

[Ian Brennan, The College View, 15 April]

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DCU planning 1,240-bed student housing scheme

Posted in Governance and administration on April 12th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Dublin City University is planning a significant new student accommodation building, with 1,240 bedspaces. It comes amid a surge in the number of such facilities being built around the capital …” (more)

[John Mulligan, Independent, 12 April]

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Students Victorious with 4% Rent Caps in PBSA

Posted in Governance and administration on April 12th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“This morning, the Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy, presented amendments to the Residential Tenancies bill, which writes into law that students in Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) will no longer see hikes of above 4% year on year and will fully be able to avail of RTB protections, starting in July …” (more)

[USI, 11 April]

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Huge Victory for Students on Rent Hikes – Eoin Ó Broin TD

Posted in Governance and administration on April 11th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin TD has commended the work of the students on ensuring that student specific accommodation on and off campus will now be covered by the rent pressure legislation and will therefore be subject to the 4% rent hike cap. Deputy Ó Broin said …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 11 April]

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300 student bed spaces planned for derelict North Main Street site

Posted in Governance and administration on April 11th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Up to 300 student bed spaces could be delivered under proposals for an apartment building on a derelict site on North Main Street. The property at 96 North Main Street was bought by City Hall in May of last year. It has been derelict for almost two decades and is considered one of the worst eyesores in the city centre …” (more)

[Robert McNamara, EchoLive, 10 April]

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Planners want more information on cola factory student apartment plans

Posted in Governance and administration on April 8th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A planning decision on Cork’s largest student apartment development has been delayed after City Hall planners sought further information on the project. London company Future Generation has plans to build a flagship 600-bed accommodation scheme on the former Coca-Cola bottling site …” (more)

[Alan Healy, EchoLive, 8 April]

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Dublin student accommodation supply to fall two-thirds short by 2025

Posted in Governance and administration on April 3rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A report into student housing from Dublin City Council has forecast that by 2025, the number of bed spaces within purpose-built student accommodation will address only a third of demand within the city. The report outlines that there are currently 6,364 student accommodation bed spaces in the city centre, a number which is estimated to rise to approximately 14,000 by 2024 …” (more)

[Finn Purdy, Trinity News, 3 April]

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New block of student housing up against opposition

Posted in Governance and administration on April 3rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Plans for a new block of student housing in Dublin’s city centre has been put under the microscope due to the opposition of the demolishing of an old bakery. Five blocks are due to be demolished on Parnell Street, which are expected to be built up to eight stories high to facilitate student accommodation …” (more)

[Ellen Fitzpatrick, The College View, 3 April]

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Dublin student residences cater for children of ‘global elite’, councillor claims

Posted in Governance and administration on April 2nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Dublin’s new student accommodation has become the preserve of ‘the sons and daughters of the global elite’, a Dublin City Council meeting has been told. Councillors were responding to a report that found almost 80% of people living in the ‘purpose-built’ student residences are international students …” (more)

[Irish Times, 1 April]

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Provision of housing not hit by growth in student accommodation – council

Posted in Governance and administration on April 1st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The growth in student accommodation in Dublin has not affected the provision of standard housing, according to a new report from the city council. The report on the impact of Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) found that it had not ‘forced out’ private residential development according to assistant chief executive Richard Shakespeare …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 31 March]

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Delivery of student accommodation surges as housing crisis rumbles on

Posted in Governance and administration on March 21st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Student accommodation projects are accounting for an increasing share of residential development activity as reflected in research conducted in conjunction with Construction Information Services (CIS). It shows that 6,060 bed-spaces were built in 22 student projects in Dublin, Cork and Galway between June 2016 and February 2019 …” (more)

[Donal Buckley, Independent, 21 March]

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Students better behaved

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on March 15th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Residents living near UCC have breathed a sigh of relief as students living around the college are behaving better. Locals living along College Road and the surrounding streets told a community forum this week that this year’s Raise And Give (RAG) Week was the best it’s been for them in years, as there was hardly any parties and very little anti-social behaviour to report …” (more)

[Niamh Aine Ryan, Cork Independent, 13 March]

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AIG pays over €46m for Dublin student accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on March 14th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“AIG Global Real Estate is ‘investigating the potential’ for making additional investments in Dublin’s student accommodation sector, following its forward purchase for a figure in excess of €46m of Lidl Ireland’s North Quarter scheme in Ballymun …” (more)

[Ronald Quinlan, Independent, 14 March]

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