By Rachel Cunningham
Reps from Envision Dundrum have revealed concern over potentially brewing growth strategies that might bring about considerable modifications to Dundrum Town Centre and also the surrounding location.
Home gigantic Hammerson co-owns Dundrum Community Centre with joint venture companion Allianz and also its internet site lays out plans for Dundrum that they assert will move the location “beyond pure retail, into truly-mixed usage community centre”.
Stan McHugh, a participant of Dundrum’s not-for-profit organisation, has warned that these plans can “alter the face of Dundrum town for life.” Created in 2016 when a variety of local volunteers collaborated in an initiative to reverse the decrease of the town, ‘Imagine Dundrum’ is firmly of the belief that the location need to not be redeveloped and also changed without substantial neighborhood participation in the preparation processes.
It has brought its suggestions to a collection of conferences, from locals”organizations, local companies and also organisations, regional councillors and also to Hammerson representatives. Having actually engaged with the designer over the last variety of years, Think of Dundrum lately reached out to Hammerson, in the hope of proceeding talks on the future of the local area.
As Think of Dundrum have yet to receive a reaction, Dublin Gazette contacted Hammerson, requesting more info on its advancement plans as well as whether its group means to further connect with Visualize Dundrum. Anthony Tshibangy, Corporate Communications and also Relations Manager, explained:”Hammerson’s prepare for its residential-led plan for the land beside Dundrum Community Centre are currently in the pre-application phases and we expect sharing more information eventually.
“The development approach is guided by Hammerson’s core principles of sustainability, quality design, place-making, area as well as respect for neighborhood heritage. Hammerson remains to have recurring engagement with stakeholders.”
Amongst Hammerson’s plans is “The Platform at Dundrum”, which will certainly see “the leading level of an underused car-park became over 100 best-in-class apartment or condos which will certainly be handled on a lasting rental basis. The scheme will supply a charitable level of devoted on-site resident services consisting of a co-working space at very beginning level, a fitness center, movie theater area, as well as lounge as well as terrace at the upper levels.”
Hammerson and Allianz additionally own a six-acre website beside Dundrum Town Centre, which they intend to establish. Its website claims: “The strategies are at a beginning, yet will certainly be a residential-led mixed-use area to match the existing retail as well as leisure offering at Dundrum Town Centre.”