Details of a new housing development in Dundrum have been revealed today. 1,200 new homes are to be built on the site of the Central Mental Hospital.
The HSE is due to vacate the facility later this year, with patients and staff transferring to a new purpose built facility in Portrane in Co Dublin.
The Land Development Agency has published its plans for the 11.5 hectare site.
The Land Development Agency’s chief executive John Coleman said the project is a “truly unique and exciting opportunity to open up a historic piece of land that has been closed off and inaccessible to the wider community since the 1800s”.
“We plan to transform the Dundrum and Windy Arbour area for the better with a landmark sustainable and inclusive new neighbourhood of in excess of 1,200 new homes, incorporating significant period buildings and mature landscaped grounds,” Mr Coleman said.
“Given the immediate proximity to quality transport nodes including LUAS stations and high-frequency bus routes, sustainability principles will form a major part of the brief to the top-tier design team that we have appointed,” he added.