BAM Ireland appointed main contractor for Marlet’s ‘Green Acre Grange’

BAM Ireland has been appointed as the main contractor for the Marlet residential development of Green Acre Grange, in Dublin 14.

Located beside Airfield’s urban farm, this development will feature 253 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, each coming with generous living rooms benefitting from large glazed windows to maximise daylight and a 200 sqm creche.

Close to 4,000 sqm will be dedicated to landscaped communal areas with 500 sqm allocated to amenity spaces, such as a concierge, gym, cinema, lounges and meeting rooms as well as play and outdoor recreation areas.

Green Acre Grange will consist of 3 blocks conceived of as pavilions, strategically arranged to maximise light and take full advantage of the attractive surrounding views, creating a series of linked communal spaces. The buildings will all benefit from green roofs providing a high quality and sustainable living environment.

Marlet recently agreed a financing facility with Home Building Finance Ireland (HBFI) for €74m for Green Acre Grange.

Theo Cullinane, BAM Ireland CEO said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Marlet on yet another project, following our appointment as contractor for the One Lime Street development in August. Collaborating again with Marlet, this time on Green Acre Grange, and delivering 253 apartments for Dublin 14 is an exciting challenge.

“Our digital construction expertise will enable off-site fabrication of significant project elements such as concrete superstructures, bathroom pods, balconies and elements of the M&E installation. This approach will have a two-fold effect in limiting the number of construction personnel on site, and reduce the number of delivery vehicles. Both align with our desire to minimise the impact of our construction activities on the local environment. In the current times, limiting the number of personnel is also of benefit, as the health and safety of our staff and anyone who comes to a BAM site is our top priority.”

With a completion date set for Q2 2022, construction recently started on site with installation of hoarding and site set up, commencement of foundation installation and erection of tower cranes.

As a result of the recent second lockdown, Marlet proactively redesigned all residential units in Green Acre Grange to include home office areas in every apartment. Other features such as touch-free building access, top-of the range ventilation system and antibacterial door hardware will also be incorporated.

Green Acre Grange is Marlet’s second residential development in the Dundrum area, with Walled Garden, a 142-apartment scheme due to be completed in Q4 2021.

Since the acquisition of its first site in 2014, Marlet has grown to become one of Ireland’s largest independently owned property development companies. Over the last 6 years Marlet has sourced and acquired over €1bn of assets and built up an impressive and extremely diverse portfolio in Ireland for its investors. The portfolio includes major mixed-use developments, Build to Rent apartment schemes, student accommodation, hotels and aparthotels. With over 1.6 million sq ft already built, the company’s goal is to be at the forefront of the industry and reshape Dublin’s urban landscape.