The site benefits from significant frontage onto the Greenhills Road and comprises a large single storey former manufacturing facility including an adjoining two storey office and canteen building which has experienced extensive fire damage in recent years. The buildings are in a shell condition and extend to an overall area of approximately 8,525 sq. m. (91,758 sq. ft.) situated a site of approximately 2.43 hectares (6 acres). The site is largely flat land with clear boundary lines outlined by vegetation, trees and palisade fencing. The original building is of concrete frame construction with precast concrete panel infill walls with six bays each having a span of 30 feet. The exterior has a brick external finish with part precast concrete panels incorporating glass bricks at regular intervals with a double T concrete framed roof. The floors incorporate a concrete finish and the clear internal eaves height is approximately 16 feet. Internally the buildings are in a fire damaged condition. The site is zoned REGEN, a new regeneration zoning objective introduced by South Dublin County Council, to support and facilitate the regeneration of underutilised industrial lands that are proximate to town centres and/or public transport nodes for more intensive enterprise and residential led development. 34,924 housing units were identified as the remaining housing capacity for South Dublin at the end of the South Dublin Development Plan 2010 - 2016. Current Regional Planning Guidelines (RGP\'s) housing allocations for South Dublin requires, 39,649 additional housing units by the end of 2022, equating a shortfall of 4,725 units. South Dublin Development Plan 2016 - 2022, identifies a further 5,849 units will be required during the life of the current development plan which is aimed to be achieved through sustainable intensification of brown field, infill and underutilised industrial sites across designated housing sites across the Local Authority. The subject site is identified as a designated housing site to support development, should economic market and demographic factors warrant development.
The subject site, forms part of the former Gallagher headquarters site, which occupies a high profile
position on Airton Road at the junction with the R819 Greenhills Road. Airton Road, is a two way
thoroughfare that connects the Belgard Road to the west and Greenhills Road to the east. The site is approximately 1 km north-west of Tallaght Town Centre, 8 km south-west of Dublin City Centre, and 2 km west of the M50 Motorway at Junction 11 (Tallaght Exit). This strategic position provides nearby access to nearby amenities of Tallaght Village, the Square Shopping Centre and to all of the main arterial routes into Dublin. The immediate area comprises a mixture of commercial buildings and retail warehouses. The wider area features a number of established high density housing estates, Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT) and excellent provision of local amenities with access to major roads, N81 Road and M50 motorway. The surrounding area benefits from excellent public transport infrastructure. Dublin Bus provides a frequent bus routes that served the immediate area, these comprise the No. 27, 49, 56a, 65, 75 76a, 77 and 77a services. The Red Line LUAS station located at Cookstown is located approximately 1.5 km north east of the subject site. The subject site is located in the centre of Tallaght, the largest town of South County Dublin and the largest suburb of Dublin.