Castlethorn Announces $1.7B Mixed-Use Urban District in Ireland

Castlethorn Construction has submitted a major planning application to the South Dublin County Council for the $1.7 billion, 1.65 million-square-foot Adamstown Central, one of the largest mixed-use projects in Ireland. The project (pictured), which is a new urban district on a greenfield site adjoining the main Dublin-Kildare railway line, will provide a full range of community, civic, residential, retail and commercial facilities for the town’s expected population of 30,000 by 2015. Planned facilities include a primary healthcare center, an inter-church place of worship, a leisure center, library, enterprise center and several civic squares. The 20-acre town center will include 60 retail units, an eight-screen movie theater and 900 apartments. Adamstown will also provide up to 10,000 new homes and 74 acres of open space. The entire buildout will take 10 or more years based on an approved master plan prepared by the County Council. Adamstown is Ireland’s first strategic development zone, and is required to phase the construction of housing so that all necessary services and facilities for the new town are delivered in tandem. Castlethorn Construction, Maplewood Developments and Tierra Ltd. have formed a joint venture company, Chartridge Developments, to undertake infrastructure development in conjunction with the County Council, relevant government departments and statutory transportation and infrastructure providers. Architects include Duffy Mitchell O’Donoghue, Grafton Architects, HKR, Henry J. Lyons, Metropolitan Worshop, O’Donnell & Tuomey and OMP. Overall, the project will create over 2,500 new jobs within the town center.