The development will consist of the demolition of 5,500 sqm of 1 and 2 storey industrial buildings (including a small operating café) and associated site clearance works, and the construction of 150 ‘Build-to-Rent’ apartments in 3 no. 5-6 storey blocks and 222 no. Shared Living units in a fourth 6-8 storey (parapet level) block. The proposal provides for a total of 725 bedspaces.
The proposed development will include a retail/café unit of 92 sqm, 64 no. car parking spaces at grade, communal, public and private open space and communal resident facilities and services, a total of 488 no. sheltered bike parking spaces split into each block and an additional 98 no. visitor bike parking spaces at grade. An upgrade to the public realm, to include cycle paths and footpaths, along First Avenue and Cookstown Road adjoining the site, is also proposed.