Process to Transform SCR Site Takes Another Step Forward

Planning application for over 400 homes on former Bailey Gibson site


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The first of a number of expected planning applications has been lodged for the major development site at South Circular Road/ St Teresa’s Gardens Strategic Regeneration Area (SDRA). A masterplan for the combined ‘Player Wills’ site, ‘Bailey Gibson’ lands and St Teresa’s Gardens and the Boys Brigade lands has been developed by Hines and Dublin City Council and envisages a largely residential area with a new municipal playing area, gardens and amenities, and a range of commercial premises and community facilities.

More details on the masterplan and process to date: 

The masterplan was  to be presented to the public at open days in March but unfortunately the onset of the lockdown severely curtailed the process.

Now an application for the first phase of development (by Hines) has been submitted to An Bord Pleanala under the Strategic Housing Development process. The proposal is for 416 apartments on the area known as the Bailey Gibson site. Details of the application includes drawings and documents can be found at

More details via The Irish Times (25th May): Player Wills site: Hines and APG to seek permission for 416 homes

Gary Corrigan of Hines: “It is the first of a series of planning applications for the framework plan with others to follow over the next number of months. Ultimately we will see up to 1,360 new homes being built by Hines and APG across our two sites with excellent amenities and extensive recreation spaces delivered in the coming years, all of which will bring significant benefit and uplift to this part of the city.”

In addition to the Bailey Gibson development, Hines is proposing to remodel the former Player Wills factory and its adaption to new residential and commercial uses as well as artists’ studios as well as over 900 apartments and a park on the second site.  Meanwhile, Dublin City Council will be developing 800 units as part of its regeneration of the St Teresa’s Gardens site. The development of a multi-use playing facility is also planned.

The extent of lands at South Circular Road

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