Environment & Placemaking

Sandyford Business District prioritises the importance of creating an attractive environment for businesses and families to locate in the area and promotes ‘Placemaking’ as a key driver for delivering imaginative, sustainable and appropriate projects to enhance the area. The board, the Smart Task Force and key stakeholders are participating in a Placemaking & Mobility Programme with experts on successful projects in European and American districts to develop a ‘Programme for Sandyford’ for 2021 and beyond.

Following the District being designated Smart Sandyford as part of the Smart Dublin programme for the four local authorities, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin Enable Research Centre, appointed a Smart Programme Manager in 2019.

Environment & Placemaking

Recent submissions include:

  • Blackthorn Park: new park and children’s playground constructed in 2020
  • Bracken Park: pocket park with planting and the council’s art piece – the ‘red jetty’
  • South County Park: pocket park at the entrance with water feature and wildflower meadows
  • Signage Programme: 85 new road signs, 10 business parks banner signs and 3 district gateway signs
  • Landscaping: a variety of landscaping projects including herbaceous borders project by Flower Your Place in three key locations in Sandyford Business Park, over 10 new flower beds created in Stillorgan Business Park and a variety of insect hotels surrounded by bee friendly plantings
  • Maintenance: to augment the council’s services provided, we have upgraded grass verges, conducted tree maintenance, removed unsightly wooden posts, collected litter as part of an ongoing supplementary maintenance programme