The 14 storey 'Sentinel' Tower has been sold to an Irish investor. Rockbrook development is listed on NAMAs list of "Properties Subject to Enforcement Action".
NAMA recently stated that about 200 units in dunlaoaghire rathdown would be leased to the council for social housing. Perhaps some are around this area.
Any abandoned building site is going to look like a wasteland. How will this area progress? There are two supermarkets, some other shops in 'Beacon South Quarter', a children's cultural whatnot, many jobs, a hospital and a hotel. You are 22 mins form Grafton street by luas and there is the aircoach and m50.
Really the thing missing is something to attract a permanent population rather than single office workers. There are no houses, few large apartments and no parks. At this stage, I wonder if it would be an idea to designate a repossessed site as a park.. There is some internal pedestrian access, some built, some not yet. The area is isolated for pedestrians and cyclists from Central Park development and from the outside of the M50 by lack of bridges. Some of these are planned but nobody thinks they're coming soon.
Sandyford is not to be compared with the city centre, it should be compared with previous attempts at suburban development such as Lakelands or Balally.