15th Aug 2016
Almost 6,000 beds for students are in the pipeline for Dublin with more than 2,000 places already under construction in purpose-built student blocks.
Only 750 houses and apartments were under construction in the first quarter of this year and 450 more granted permission, but significant numbers of student housing blocks are under development, according to research from planning and economics consultancy Future Analytics Consulting.
Currently there are 5,755 bedspaces at various stages of construction and planning in the city.
Just over 4,406 purpose-built student bedspaces have been granted permission and of these 2,245 of these have commenced construction. Planning applications for an additional 369 bedspaces are under consideration by Dublin City Council and four applications for purpose-built blocks, accounting for a further 980 beds, are on appeal to An Bord Pleanála.