Proposed B.I.D (Business Improvement District) Scheme for Sandyford

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Friday, April 29, 2016
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Local Government Act 2001 & the Local Government (Business Improvement Districts) Act 2006.

A proposal to establish a Business Improvement District (B.I.D) and to approve the implementation of a B.I.D scheme has been received from the Sandyford Business District Association Company Ltd (SBDA) in respect of the Sandyford Business District Area.

The purpose of establishing a Business Improvement District is to enable ratepayers within the boundaries of the proposed B.I.D to draw up a scheme of projects, services and works which are additional to those provided by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and will be carried out for the benefit of the Sandyford Business District B.I.D area.

If the Local Authority approves the proposal, having first conducted a plebiscite of local ratepayers, the B.I.D scheme will last for five years and be financed by an annual B.I.D contribution levy imposed on and collected from ratepayers of rateable property within the proposed Business Improvement District.

The key objective of the Sandyford Business Improvement District Scheme is to develop and implement a series of new and additional initiatives that are designed to both further promote and improve the Sandyford Business District area. The vision of the B.I.D proponents is to establish Sandyford Business District as a world class destination in which to work and reside, a vibrant community of businesses and residents with a unique identity, a place where living, working, shopping and spending leisure time is attractive, easy and positive. The Sandyford Business Improvement District (SBiD) aims to develop a strong community among businesses and residents by creating a clear sense of identity and place.

The following table, while not exhaustive, indicates the roads & buildings that come within the Sandyford Business Improvement District (B.I.D) proposal:



Arena Road; Arkle Road; Ballymoss Road; Beacon Court; Beacon South Quarter; Benildus Avenue; Blackthorn Avenue; Blackthorn Drive; Blackthorn Road; Bracken Road; Burton Hall Road; Burton Hall Road Extension; Carmanhall Road; Corrig Road; Furze Road; Heather Road; Ravens Rock Road; Three Rock Road; Podium Road; Birch Avenue; Holly Avenue; Maple Avenue; Rowan Avenue; Spruce Avenue


Sandyford Business Park: Beacon Hospital; Beacon Hotel; Sandyford Office Park; Sandyford Business Centre; Leopardstown Office Park; Sandyford Park; Burton Hall Park; Burton Court


Central Park: Block B; Block C, Leaseplan House; Block D ; Block E, Mountain View House; Block P; Central Park One; Clayton Hotel (formerly Bewleys ); Giraffe Childcare


Stillorgan Business Park: St. Olaf's Sports Club


South County Business Park: Cairn House (Fonua); DCC House; Fannin House; ICON Building; Infinity House; Maple House; Marketing Institute of Ireland; Media House; Microsoft; MSD; Pelham House; Philips House; Red Oak North; Red Oak South; SoftCo; Softex; SSE Electricity; Trintech Building; Whelan House; Westwood Club Ltd; The Leopardstown Club Ltd



The B.I.D proposal and map of the area may be inspected and/or purchased (price €5) at the Information Desk, County Hall, Dún Laoghaire and at the Council Offices, Dundrum Office Park, Main Street, Dundrum at any time while the offices are open for the transaction of official business (excluding weekends and Bank Holidays)The B.I.D proposal is also available on www.dlrcoco.ie  

Submissions in relation to the proposed B.I.D Scheme must be received by the 7th of June, 2016 and may be made using one of the following methods:

(1)  Online through the Council’s consultation hub  at www.dlrcoco.ie

(2)   By E Mail to sandyfordbid@dlrcoco.ie

(3)  By post to the Senior Executive OfficerCorporate, Communication & Governance Department, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin,

Signed: Helena Cunningham, Director of Finance & Risk Management
Dated: 3rd May, 2016