New 500 Home Mixed-Tenure Development Goes to Tender – South Dublin County Council has begun a tender process to deliver 500 new homes at Kilinarden, Tallaght in South Dublin.

The Kilinarden site has an estimated capacity for 500 homes (subject to planning permission) with the exact number to be decided through planning processes. A proposed mix for the development includes 60% affordable homes, 20% social homes and 20% private homes together with a creche, a community building incorporating a sports pavilion and high-quality park. The project is expected to be completed within four years from the granting of planning permission.

The tender process is being conducted through competitive dialogue to identify a partner best equipped and most able to work in collaboration with South Dublin County Council to best the deliver the project.

The Kilinarden site is one part of the allocation of €18 million in 2019 to South Dublin County Council by the then Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government through the government’s Serviced Sites Fund to support the development of three sites earmarked for the delivery of affordable homes. The other sites will be placed in Rathcoole and the new planned community in the Clonburris Strategic Development Zone.

The delivery of affordable homes is one aspect of South Dublin County Council’s ambitious housing programme aimed at delivering 4,500 homes, estimated to be worth more than €1 billion over the coming years.

It is estimated that up to 1,500 of these new homes will be delivered as affordable and will help low-to-middle income earners purchase their own property. The final breakdown of the mixed tenure developments will be decided based on the final master plans approved for each site.

Councillor Ed O’Brien, Mayor of South Dublin County, said, “This development is a key part of this Council’s overall housing plans for the coming years and I very much welcome that we have advanced to tender stage. Over the coming months, a number of projects will be announced of various type and tenure and this large – scale mix of social, affordable and private housing will kick start the Council’s overall plan for housing. Most importantly, it brings a step closer the opportunity to house up to 500 families in our County and in an area that is in great need of these homes, this must be welcomed.”