A new high tower crane appeared on the Southside just before Christmas as work got underway on the site of a luxury residential development in Dublin 4.

(Southside People)

Interior style by the London designers Goddard Littlefair as seen in the Principal Hotel in York, England. Photograph: Pat Hansen

The tower crane on site as work continues on Chartered Land’s Lansdowne Place luxury residential development on the site of the former Berkeley Court Hotel in Ballsbridge. Photograph: Ian White


The crane rose over the Ballsbridge skyline last month as work progresses on Chartered Land’s Lansdowne Place luxury residential development on the site of the former Berkeley Court Hotel.

The crane will be joined by two others later this year as work progresses.

With the piling works close to completion, work has also started on pouring the basement concrete slabs in preparation for the construction of 215 apartments in a pavilion-style development.

A selection of phased sales of the apartments that are being built to the highest international standards will commence in the spring

A marketing suite is currently being built on site on the corner of Lansdowne Road and Shelbourne Road to showcase the luxury apartments.

On completion, this 14-metre high structure will extend to an area of approximately 6,500 sq ft, providing accommodation over three levels.

Complete with an entrance lobby and marketing reception area at ground level, a 2-bedroom show apartment will be located at first floor level and a 3-bedroom penthouse apartment at second floor level.

The structure also comprises associated terraces, balconies, and a viewing deck at roof level.

It will be accessible by a temporary pedestrian entrance on Lansdowne Road.

As part of the overall Lansdowne Place development the impressive mature boundary trees and iron railings along Lansdowne Road dating back to the mid-1800s are being retained.

These continue the historical legacy of the use of the site as the Trinity College Botanical Gardens from 1806 until the 1960s when The Jurys Hotel and Berkeley Court Hotel were developed.

The architects for Lansdowne Place are O’Mahony Pike and the main contractor is JJ Rhatigan & Company.

The selling agents for Lansdowne Place, Ballsbridge are Savills and Sherry FitzGerald.

Founded in 1999, Chartered Land is one of the largest property development and investment companies in Ireland. Led by Executive Chairman Joe O’Reilly and Chief Executive Andrew Gunne, Chartered Land has developed close to two million sq ft with a focus on large scale developments in core sectors.

Chartered Land is responsible for delivering a number of the most prestigious and innovative real estate developments in Ireland

These include the Dundrum Town Centre.

Built on the site of the former Pye television factory, later the site of an entertainment and bowling centre called Dundrum Bowl, the opening of the Dundrum Town Centre in March 2005 was a sensation.

Over 5,000 people queued in the main square. Within three years, over 70 million people visited Dundrum Town Centre

Other significant projects include the Bord Gais Energy Theatre and Grand Canal Square office scheme in the heart of Dublin’s docklands, Swords Pavilions and a mixed-use retail led development on South King Street, Dublin 2.

The completion and repositioning of Elm Park Green on 17.3 acres in Dublin 4 is also part of their portfolio.

Southside People, Wednesday, 11 January, 2017 2:00pm

This article originally appeared in the Southside People