Collinstown Cross

Development of Research & Development Campus


Collinstown Cross Industrial Estate, Swords Rd, Swords, Co. Dublin.

16,000 sq.m
Project Overview

Gresham House Real Estate Limited was instructed to assemble a design team to procure a planning permission on a site in close proximity to Dublin Airport in North Co. Dublin. The site currently comprises of an industrial estate containing circa 25 units and is located to the east of the R132 Swords Road and Collinstown Cross. The surrounding site context is characterised by Dublin Airport Employment lands to the north, Dardistown Cemetery to the east, the M50 motorway and industrial lands to the south and the Swords Road (R132) to the west.

One of the most challenging aspects along with the onerous zoning of the site, is that it is located within the Outer Public Safety Zone (PSZ) and Inner Noise Zone of Dublin Airport and BREL had to commission extensive aviation reports to outline how the proposed development has been designed to be fully compliant relevant aviation planning regulations.

The proposed development was for the construction of 2 no. Research and Development buildings (Blocks A and B) with a total gross floor area in the region of 16,000sq.m

The development was refused by An Bord Pleanala. There were two reasons for refusal, the first related to the scale of the proposed development in the context of the Outer Public Safety Zone employee density restrictions and secondly, to the access proposals and traffic safety.

BREL is currently preparing a revised scheme for the site.