The lands at Belgard Gardens are strategically located within the core area of the Tallaght Town Centre adjacent to the primary vehicular corridors of the Belgard Road, Airton Road and Belgard Square North.
Phase 1 of the development consists of 438no. residential units and 403no. student bedspaces and a contextual scale of between 4 and 7 storeys with a 10 storey landmark building will facilitate the creation of a new urban area to merge with the existing neighbourhood to enhance opportunities through the delivery of new high quality environment incorporating new homes, workplaces and retail businesses.
The proposed development will also support the growth of Tallaght IT, the efficient functioning of Tallaght University Hospital and the area as a whole.
This development will provide a new focal urban space and civic plaza. There is a strong emphasis on provding a high quality landscaped, green environment through internal shared courtyards and roof top garden terraces. The visual landscape amenity is extended into the public realm within the development, but importantly also contributes to the skyline with the addition of green roofs. Apartments at the upper levels are also afforded views towards the Wicklow mountains with South facing roof terraces.
The ground floor to Belgard Road and Belgard Square North will provide a primary active frontage and employ appropriate mixed uses to ensure that varied active street conditions are created whether through visual permeabilty at grade into non-residential uses such as resident amenities while residential duplex units allow own-door entry and casual surveillance of the pedestrian edge.
A range of local amenities will be provided to be benefitted by new and existing residents. The mix of future residents in the project – from social housing to students, to workers; single people, older persons, couples and families will ensure a good social mix.