Cosgrave Property Group have established an excellent reputation throughout Ireland for the quality of both their residential and commercial developments. The projects undertaken by them to date have been distinguished by the achievement of exceptional standards of design, construction, finishes and landscaping. Their attention to detail has been widely praised and is one of the reasons for the success of their developments and for the above average capital appreciation enjoyed by purchasers of their houses and apartments. Their houses and apartments, when they come up for re-sale, are often referred to as ‘a Cosgrave built home’ which is the ultimate accolade.
The core Cosgrave Group strengths are; their team of key people, the selection of well located sites, their expertise in providing a product that meets market demand and their ability to optimise the potential from each site. They are very conscious of appropriate phasing of each development and they work well with their professional design teams. They have been very successful in both the commercial and residential sectors.
Cosgrave Property Group have proved over the past three decades that they have the ability to adapt quickly and successfully to changing market conditions. Examples of this include in The Sweepsstakes a pioneering development in 1991 and in 1992 when there was a currency crisis and a General Election, Cosgrave’s successfully launched their development of 172 apartments at Custom Hall, in Dublin City Centre. They achieved significant sales at a time when the property market was in some difficulty. Also, in the years 1998 to 2001, when the measures to discourage investors from the residential property market were introduced by the Bacon Report. Cosgrave’s successfully sold three major Dublin developments; St. James’s Wood on the South Circular Road, Hampton Square on the Navan Road and Derrynane Square on Dorset Street.
The first major award came in 1989 when Chesterfield in Castleknock won The House of the Year Award sponsored by Irish Independent and Royal Life. Cosgrave’s have since been the recipients of many awards, including a number of Irish Times Property Awards for their advertising/marketing campaigns and they were finalists in the Irish Property Awards for Development of the Year on a number of occasions sponsored by the Irish Independent/Property Week. The developments honoured were Howth Lodge, Howth and Eden Gate, Delgany. They were also voted Developer of the Year in these Awards in 2007.
The Group have been to the fore in embracing sustainable construction methods and building design. As part of this initiative they travelled to Sweden, Denmark and Germany to research the methods used in these countries over the past decades. They are incorporating the latest in energy efficiency technology into their developments.
They received accreditation from Sustainable Energy Ireland in 2006 for their Lansdowne Gate development of 280 apartments. The Government agency, Sustainable Energy Ireland, considers Lansdowne Gate as a flagship project and one of the first demonstrators of the benefits of a district heating system for residential development in this country. The heat recovery ventilation system incorporated throughout this development was another energy efficient innovation. Michael Cosgrave, director, was invited to make a presentation on “Energy Efficiency in Sustainable Development” to the National Housing Conference 2009 in Sligo.
Cosgrave’s have brought flair, innovation and civic spirit to many of their developments by commissioning Irish designers, artists and sculptors to produce significant works of art such as at Pembroke Square, Dublin 4; at Derrynane Square, Dublin 1; at Harcourt Green, Dublin 2; at Simmonscourt Square, Ballsbridge and at The Radisson St. Helen’s Hotel, Stillorgan.
They have produced some of the most successful residential and commercial developments in Dublin over the past three decades leaving a lasting legacy in the Irish construction industry that is unlikely to be equalled by any other developer. This experience and expertise has positioned them perfectly to lead the way in the rapidly changing market place.