Leopardstown Link Road and Roundabout Reconfiguration:
This road scheme has commenced construction. SBDA will hold on-going communications and liaison with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council during the construction works for the scheme to ensure that the traffic management plan is implemented correctly with the minimal impact on traffic and businesses activity in the District during the works.
The SBDA continues to regularly update members in relation to traffic and travel in the District and update members on any new strategic infrastructure projects that may impact on traffic and travel in the area.
Sandyford Smarter Travel Mobility Network:
SBDA supports the scheme to enable businesses and employees to make more informed travel choices when entering the District using more sustainable modes of travel such as walking, cycling, car sharing and by public transport. See http://www.sandyfordsmartertravel.ie/
Public Open Spaces:
SBDA are in consultation with DLRCoCo regarding the creation of new public open space to provide a district civic park for employees and residents in the District. In addition, a new feature landscaped parkland area and attenuation pond are planned as part of the new Leopardstown Link Road and Roundabout Reconfiguration Scheme.
INVESTMENT & PLANNING
Launch of Sandyford Business District ....the Smart Business Decision :
The Sandyford Business District … the Smart Business Decision launch event was aimed at promoting the Sandyford Business District as an established world-class investment location of choice for both international and domestic audiences and to highlight the commercial benefits of locating in the Sandyford Business District. The event which was a joint collaboration between SBDA and DLRCoCo took place in November 2014 in The Pavillion, Leopardstown Racecourse with moderator Richard Curran, Stephen Vernon, Chairman Green Property, Cathriona Hallahan, Managing Director of Microsoft Ireland, Cathaoirleach Cllr. Marie Baker, Susan Spence, Executive Chairman of SoftCo and Philomena Poole, Chief Executive of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. Comprising four individual business parks: Central Park, Sandyford Business Park, South County Business Park and Stillorgan Business Park the launch highlighted the commercial benefits of locating in the Sandyford Business District as well as introducing the official website and video to key business and property contacts. See www.sbd.ie.
In February 2015 the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, visited the committee of the SBDA with representatives of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, IDA Ireland and Enterprise Ireland to discuss attracting further business investment into the Sandyford Business District.
The Sandyford Business District is already home to more than 700 national and multi-national companies and the District has a further capacity for 17,500 more employees, 350,000 square metres of commercial floor space and 1,000 residential homes.
The website www.sbd.ie developed by the SBD project team has been designed to be a one stop information portal for investors with information on why Sandyford Business District is a place to invest, work and live. The new website includes a feature that lists all the available commercial property available for sale or for rent in the Sandyford Business District.
Microsoft HQ South County Business Park:
SBDA supports the development of a new Microsoft HQ at South County Business Park and welcomes Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Development Plan 2016 – 2022 Review: the SBDA will engage with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council during the review process to address any concerns and address any policies and objectives that may have an impact on the Sandyford Business District.
Rates Reduction & Rebates:
The SBDA has commenced a lobbying campaign to have the commercial rates reduced for 2015 and to ensure current rebate status remains unchanged.
LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE
Landscaping and Maintenance:
Ongoing liaison with designated Senior Executive Officer from DLRCoCo. Regular meetings are held between the SBDA and DLRCoCo to ensure consistent high standards are maintained in the District specifically in relation to overall landscaping (re grass verges, trees, roundabout) footpaths, graffiti, road signage, road markings etc.
Garda Business Watch Scheme:
An Garda Siochana, Dundrum Community Policing Unit in association with the Sandyford Business District Association continue to meet regularly and share information with the business watch members. Business Watch is a Crime Prevention Programme founded on the same principal as Neighbourhood Watch, that is the practice of both the Gardai and the community coming together to prevent and reduce crime. To join to the Sandyford Business Watch Scheme contact email@example.com of Garda Neil O’Connor and Garda Linda Byrne who are the Sandyford Community Policing Officers for the Sandyford Area. Contact Dundrum Garda Station at 01 6665600.
New SBDA Logo:
Firstcom were commissioned to design a new identity for SBDA in conjunction with new logo for the Sandyford Business District.
Website for the SBDA (www.sbda.ie):
The New website launched for the SBDA (www.sbda.ie): has a number of new features and benefits for members including an up to date news feed, a ‘Member Directory’ listing all members and a ‘Promote Your Business’ section which gives members the opportunity to advertise for free on www.sbda.ie.