Cherrywood, Dublin

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Cherrywood
Coill na Silíní
Suburb
Cherrywood, Dublin
Cherrywood, Dublin
Cherrywood is located in Ireland
Cherrywood
Cherrywood
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°14′40.6″N 6°8′29.3″W / 53.244611°N 6.141472°W / 53.244611; -6.141472Coordinates: 53°14′40.6″N 6°8′29.3″W / 53.244611°N 6.141472°W / 53.244611; -6.141472
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown
Government
 • Dáil Éireann Dún Laoghaire
Elevation 31 m (102 ft)
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC+1)
Eircode (Routing Key) D18
Area code(s) 01 (+3531)
Irish Grid Reference O244235

Cherrywood (Irish: Coill na Silíní) is a developing new suburb of Dublin, Ireland, bordering Loughlinstown and Rathmichael. It is located to the southeast of the city, in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown. The development primarily comprises Cherrywood Business Park, and some residential development. It is planned to be fully completed by 2030.

Location[edit]

Cherrywood lies in between the M50 motorway and the N11 road, about a kilometer north of where they fork from the M11, and is divided by the R118 regional road which runs northeast to southwest through the area, crossing the N11 at Wyattville Road and joining the M50 at Junction 16. The Business Park (officially Cherrywood Science and Technology Park) lies south of this road and a residential zone to the north.

History[edit]

Cherrywood is being formed around the business park, in a deliberate process under a Cherrywood-Carrickmines Local Area Plan, the 2004 County Development Plan, and a related Cherrywood-Rathmichael Area Plan. Cherrywood is designated as a District Centre, and strict limits apply to certain forms of development there.

Cherrywood Business Park[edit]

In 1998 the first office buildings were developed in the business park but development proceeded slowly. As with many planned developments in Ireland, the property crash in 2008 affected this development: groundwork had started on the new national headquarters for Royal Bank of Scotland, for example, but this and several other planned developments were halted. As of July 2013 several of the buildings were still empty while other planned developments were incomplete. In total the business park has an area of approximately 400 acres, with much still to be developed.

New management[edit]

In 2012 investors created a new management company to market the area again after the collapse of Liam Carroll's group.[1] This was backed by AIB Bank and Danske Bank (mother company of National Irish Bank). The area received a facelift: the main under-ground concrete foundation was filled in offering some extra open parking area. Also the "Facilities Building", which until recently had a Subway outlet has now a 2-story Ben Dunne gym.[2]

The main tenant in the development is Dell, which has its Dublin Campus located here. This office is not only the commercial Irish HQ, it also houses many of the specialized EMEA technical support teams. Other large tenants are financial / insurance company Friends First,[3] Capricorn Ventis, Rational Full Tilt Poker and health-care company Covidien occupies the ground floor of the larger buildings.

Most of the main office buildings are owned by the same team that develops the entire area and are marketed as part of the "Cherrywood Dublin master plan"[4] A new master plan was made[5] and since 2017 work is ongoing preparing the infrastructure such as developing roads and facilities for electricity, sewer system etc. Also the realisation of future public parks is underway with the planting of trees [6]

Luas[edit]

The Luas Green Line was extended from Sandyford to Cherrywood. Construction started in February 2007 and the line became operational on 16 October 2010.[7] There are now two Luas stops in Cherrywood: Cherrywood and the terminus, Bride's Glen.

Cherrywood

Preceding station Luas Following station
Laughanstown   Green Line   Bride's Glen
A Luas tram stationery at the Brides Glen terminus

Gallery[edit]

N11 road, Cherrywood flyover.
N11 Cherrywood flyover.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Irishtimes: Cherrywood development to proceed, 9 May 2012. Visited: 31 May 2012
  2. ^ Property.ie website on Facilities Building, visited 31-5-2012
  3. ^ "FF website with contact details". Friendsfirst.ie. Retrieved 2013-06-27. 
  4. ^ Offering of available commercial buildings on Cherrywood Dublin website
  5. ^ Master plan on Cherrywood development website, visited 13 January, 2018
  6. ^ Developers website's news-section, visited 13 January, 2018
  7. ^ LUAS extension Archived October 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.

Sources[edit]

  • Dún Laoghaire, Dublin: Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Development Plan, 2004; Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council; Sections 1 and 3

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