Innovation quarter will create ‘bespoke identity for this new urban district’

By Aideen O'Flaherty

PLANS for an innovation quarter at council lands in Belgard Square North will create “a bespoke identity for this new urban district”, according to South Dublin County Council, reports Aideen O’Flaherty.

The council recently released an update about the plans, which have been subject of a masterplan study and a series of resulting projects.

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An artist impression of the Innovation Quarter in Tallaght

These projects include recent Part 8 approvals for affordable rental apartments, a new urban plaza and linear park, and the development of Tallaght Innovation Centre.

A council spokesperson said: “Delivery of infrastructure to support these schemes include the new Cookstown-Belgard link road, which is nearing completion, and the Tallaght District Heating network.

“In conjunction with these developments – a bespoke identity for this new urban district has been developed.

“The new quarter will be IQ Tallaght or Innovation Quarter Tallaght, an address which will distinguish these exciting new developments. 

“The strategic development of IQ Tallaght will provide key links from Cookstown to Tallaght Town Centre, as well as key links between the hospital and the Airton extension. 

“The proposed overall development has a budget of approximately €50million. Construction on the various projects is due to commence in Q3/Q4 2021.”

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