New mosque plans for Balgaddy site
By William O’Connor
THE South Dublin Maktab Ltd seeks the demolition of two existing unoccupied, unused and dilapidated single-storey buildings and the construction of a Community Centre and Place of Worship (mosque).
Located at a site at Balgaddy, South Lucan, the plans include a detached three-storey over-basement building (basement, ground, first and second floors), part pitched and part flat-roofed, incorporating solar PV panels and a feature minaret and dome on/over roof levels.
The site planned for the Community Centre and Place of Worship
South Dublin Maktab Ltd have been based in Lucan Village since 2000.
Included in the plans are: (a) at basement level – circulation spaces, car parking, bicycle parking, exercise room, service rooms, service plant and bin storage; (b) at ground-floor level – main entrance and circulation spaces, administrative spaces, toilets and ablutions areas, storage rooms, tea stations, mortuary, prayer room with supporting service rooms, two classrooms, a library/book store, three retailing/services units, child minding rooms; (c) at first-floor level – circulation spaces, administrative spaces, toilets and ablutions areas, two apartments, community health rooms, events room, kitchen/servery, prayer gallery overlooking the prayer room; (d) at second-floor level – circulation spaces, administrative spaces, toilets, restaurant, kitchen; external to the building will be main vehicular and pedestrian site entrances including gates in the new northern boundary, limited car and bicycle parking, ramp entrance/exit to and from the underground basement car park, service yard, external circulation, children’s playspace, hard and soft landscaped areas, boundary treatments, including walls and metal fencing; the areas and locations of each use will be shown on the drawings proposed to be lodged with the planning application and the times of use and occupancy of each are listed within written documents to be lodged with the planning application.