When complete, Cherrywood Village will include over 1,300 homes, three public parks and over 50,000 sq ft of retail and civic amenities as well as primary and post-primary schools.
Green and blue infrastructure constitutes a key element of Cherrywood Village Masterplan with the opportunity to create a very well-connected village adjacent to the Luas Tram Line into Central Dublin and close to the Wicklow Mountains and the sea.
Peter Chmiel, director at Grant Associates, says: “With the climate and biodiversity emergency we are living in, Cherrywood Village is an opportunity to create multi-functional, sensory-rich open spaces that provide amenity for the community, sustainable water management and biodiverse wildlife habitats.”
Within the masterplan, Grant Associates has developed the design of strategic Greenways – generous walking, jogging and cycle routes which connect residents to existing parks, the village centre and Luas Tram stops.
The designs focus on resilient planting typologies that feed off existing wildlife corridors, manage the site water run-off through a sequence of rain gardens, and incorporate a wild range of pollinators as part of the ‘All Ireland Pollinator Plan’.
Other spaces in the masterplan include Pocket Parks that provide local amenity close to people’s front doors. Each of these will have a different theme, such as Woodland or Productive Planting, but all will incorporate natural play and seating to encourage residents to engage with the natural world.
Quintain, one of the largest residential developers in Ireland and responsible for the regeneration of the 85-acre site surrounding Wembley Stadium, will seek planning permission for 1,000 homes at Cherrywood Village before the end of this year. Further planning applications will be made 2021.