Lidl Ballymun North Quarter

Student accommodation designed to the highest standard, to encourage student engagement and promote student well-being, with a mix of bright and airy shared spaces

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Saran O'Byrne

Saran O'Byrne



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12th August 2021

The new ‘North Quarter’ in Ballymun is a mixed-use development consisting of retail, services, purpose-built student accommodation, licensed discount food store, retail, café units and commercial offices, as well as a series of positive public spaces.

The student accommodation was designed to the highest standard to encourage student engagement and promote student well-being, with a mix of bright and airy shared spaces. The accommodation includes 364 bed spaces within a mix of 61 student houses and studios spread over two buildings, between four and ten storeys high. Features include rooftop and ground level amenity spaces, internal communal areas, social and games rooms, ancillary to the student accommodation, as well as secure bicycle parking on the ground floor. 

The accommodation links to retail and café units on the ground floor, and in close proximity to the food store, enabling students to have access to a wide range of amenities within the same complex. The retail unit will extend to GIA of 2,563sq.m, while the commercial office space will be 1,372sq.m with 127 car parking spaces, 388 secure bicycle parking spots, and both hard and soft landscaping.

Linesight provided Cost Management and M&E Cost Management services for the delivery of this prestigious development in north Dublin. 

Value added by Linesight

  • The project was delivered on budget, despite the procurement and supply chain challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Negotiated the Design and Build all-inclusive Contract Sum from a traditionally procured Tender
  • Liaised with Design Team to create a Derogation Schedule for inclusion in the Contract.
  • Stakeholder management including assessment of additional scope and management of FFE Budget.



student accommodation and retail space


bed spaces


student houses and studios

Saran O'Byrne

Saran O'Byrne


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