Already widely acknowledged as a phenomenon in Dublin property development, Beacon Court stemmed from a compelling desire to create a uniquely stimulating and balanced working environment outside the city centre. Fusing statement architecture, high-spec functionality and unashamed stylishness, the development works on many different levels by integrating business, social and retail amenities in an intimate and indeed sensual setting.
The inspiration behind Beacon Court came at a time when most developers were creating solutions for the large corporate occupier. The concept of offering small to medium sized organisations an opportunity to purchase state-of-the-art offices in a covered, secure, self-contained environment was a completely new way of looking at the market and its needs. It has proven to be visionary.
Encompassing luxury residential apartments, a hotel, a high-tech private medical clinic, a hospital, shops, restaurants, cafes, newsagents and a creche, Beacon Court has a sophisticated layout of internal streets, avenues and courtyards and is covered with a naturally ventilated glazed atrium.
The unexpected location for such luxury demonstrates the foresight with which the whole project was conceived in that it is served by both the M50 motorway and the Luas tram system, and is already proving to be the making of the Sandyford area.
The finishing touch to the development is the much talked about Beacon Hospital, which was completed in 2007. This world-class hospital has been a welcome addition to the over-stretched health services of the country and contributes greatly to the health care profile of South Dublin.
John Paul Construction
Doherty Finegan Kelly
Michael Punch & Partners
Keaveny Engineering Services
O’Rourke Reid Law Firm
Ulster Bank & Bank of Scotland
Current occupiers include:
Beacon Court has over 100 occupiers across a wide range of sectors, including:
- 30 Health care
- 16 Services
- 14 Construction
- 14 Finance
- 10 Insurance
- 6 Wholesale
- 3 Legal
- 2 Publishing
- 55,700m² (600,000ft²) of own-door offices, apartments, the Beacon hotel, Beacon hospital, a private medical clinic, and sundry retail units.
- Planning achieved in less than two months
- Scheme for 70 apartments and hotel completed in under 60 weeks
- From start of construction of phase one in January 2001 to ready-for-occupation in February 2002. Phase 2 & 3 were also completed in record time, and sold out prior to completion.
- Development value of excess €340 million.
“The Beacon Development is one of the most successful mixed-use schemes completed in the Dublin area in recent years.” Irish Times 18 October 2006.