ABB property gone on rental market as An Bord Pleanala makes ruling
The ‘To Let’ sign on the former ABB property on the Belgard Road

ABB property gone on rental market as An Bord Pleanala makes ruling

A TO let sign was erected at the former ABB property on the Belgard Road in Tallaght in recent days, following on from An Bord Pleanála’s ruling that plans for 380 apartments at the site required “further consideration/ amendment”.

The property has gone on the rental market as a short-term office/industrial opportunity, consisting of office accommodation and a warehouse, according to estate agents Knight Frank.

Last October, developer Landmarque Belgard Development Company Limited submitted plans for the demolition of the existing former ABB property, to make way for the construction of 380 apartments.

The plans were submitted for a pre-planning consultation with An Bord Pleanála (ABP), which is a part of the fast-track planning process for Strategic Housing Developments (SHD) that takes place in advance of a formal planning application being submitted directly to ABP.

The plans included the development of 150 build-to-rent apartments and 230 build-to-sell apartments, with provision of a childcare facility and associated site works.

On February 1 last, ABP ruled that the plans required further consideration/amendment before being submitted as a formal planning application.

As reported in The Echo last month, global technology company ABB vacated their Belgard Road headquarters after 30 years, to move to a new premises in Sandyford.

In an online post at the time of the move, ABB said: “After 30 years in Tallaght, ABB Ireland will be relocating next month to a beautiful new office in Sandyford, Dublin.

“Poignant moment watching the sign coming down but looking forward to welcoming our customers and colleagues to our new home.”

The former ABB site is also set to benefit from the Tallaght District Heating Scheme (TDHS), the first large-scale district heating network of its kind in Ireland.

Tallaght District Heating Network, trading as Heatworks, will primarily use excess heat from an Amazon data centre on the Belgard Road to supply low carbon heat to local community buildings.

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