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Mountbrook tower rejected
31-01-2009

The high rise development proposed by developer Sean Dunne in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, has been refused planning permission on the grounds of “gross overdevelopment”. The developer had hoped to build a £1.5bn residential, retail and office development, including a 37-storey tower, on a 2.5ha (7 acre) site of the former Jurys and Berkeley Court hotels. The council granted permission for the bulk of the Ballsbridge development, including an 18-storey apartment building on Shelbourne Road, but rejected the 37-storey tower. The decision by An Bord Pleanala overturned the permission granted by Dublin City Council in March 2008, and said the plans were in conflict with the council’s own Dublin City Development Plan. The development, designed by Scandinavian architect Henning Larsen, included a retail element at more than 27,000 sq m (290,628 sq ft) and an office development of 42,000 sq m (452,088 sq ft), including an embassy block, and was seen to contravene the land zoning in the development plan. Dunne and Mountbrook Homes now have to go back to the drawing board and the group now intends submitting a new application in line with the areas zoning.

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Grand Canal Square nears completion
25-03-2006

Ryde Developments’ 1 Grand Canal Square in Dublin Docklands, is due to be completed in June 2006. The five-storey building provides about 9,755 sq m (119,119 sq ft) of office space and 1,950 sq m (20,990 sq ft) of retail space on the ground floor. The letting agent is Palmer McCormack.

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Revamped Justice offices for Xmas
02-06-2005

The former offices of the Irish Justice Department at 75 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 are being refurbished and will be ready to occupy in during December 2005 and will provide approximately 9,195 sq m (98,974 sq ft) of space. The letting agent is Jones Lang LaSalle.

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Hanover Quay to start
21-05-2005

Work will soon begin on the new office scheme at 5-7 Hanover Quay, Dublin 1. The development will provide 6,371 sq m (68,577 sq ft) of office space and a main contractor will be appointed within the next 4-6 weeks. The office will be completed to ‘Cat A’ during late 2006.

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Completion for Clarendon Group
21-05-2005

The Clarendon Group’s redevelopment of 34-35 College Green, Dublin 2, is expected to complete during the next 6-8 weeks. The mixed office & retail development also backs onto Suffolk Street and will provide 2,198 sq m (23,659 sq ft) of office space. The architect is James Toomey and the main contractor is Rohcon. The letting agent is Hamilton Osborne King.

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New scheme next to O2 HQ
21-05-2005

A new speculative office scheme at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2, is expected to complete during the coming months. James Place will be situated next to the new HQ for O2 and will provide 4,412 sq m (47,491 sq ft) of space. The letting agents are Hamilton Osborne King and HT Meagher O’Reilly.

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New media centre proposals
04-05-2005

A new National Digital Media Centre has been proposed by the Irish Government to replace the failed MediaLab Europe project. At 1,860 sq m (20,000 sq ft) the centre will be considerably smaller than its predecessor (which was developed in partnership with MIT) and will only be partially funded by the government, to the tune of 3m Euros. The government is inviting bidders to express an interest by the end of May 2005.

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Smithfield to complete by late June.
22-04-2005

Fusano’s Smithfield office development in Dublin will complete at the end of June. The scheme is a mixed-use retail/office/residential development and the office area is split into two buildings. The first, known as the ‘Forge’ will provide 1,615 sq m (17,383 sq ft) of offices and the second, ‘Exchange’ will provide 5,574 sq m (60,000 sq ft). Palmer McCormack and DTZ Sherry Fitzgerald are the letting agents

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New phase of Dublin docklands scheme.
18-04-2005

Property developers, Mountbank are to soon begin work on the next phase of the office development at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in Dublin. The Riverside IV development will provide 21,500 sq m (231,426 sq ft) of offices spread over three interlinking buildings. Site preparation for the first one, Block A, is believed to have already begun and when completed ‘Block A’ will have 12,000 sq m (129,166 sq ft) of space. Mountbank is the company of developer Sean Dunn. CBRE Gunne is the letting agent.

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Elmpark from Radora.
18-02-2005

A new speculative office development is underway in Dublin. The Elmpark development is being undertaken by the Radora Consortium and when completed will provide three office buildings of approximately 9,290 sq m (100,000 sq ft) each. The scheme on Merrion Road, Dublin 4, will complete during summer 2006 and the letting agent is Spain Courtney Doyle.

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Start on-site for HQ
04-02-2005

Sisk Contractors has begun work on site for the new HQ for Dublin law firm McCann Fitzgerald. McCann purchased the Riverside 1 site at Grand Canal Harbour from the Dublin Docklands Development Agency. The site was originally planned for a 10,219 sq m (110,000 sq ft) office that would be occupied by software firm Novell. However, Novell withdrew from the scheme in 2002 and the site has remained available for nearly two years. It has been indicated that McCann will occupy 7,432 sq m (80,000 sq ft) of the site and sub-let the rest. Sisk is on site but has not set up a site number, work is expected to complete by the end of 2006.

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Consent for Ireland's tallest building
16-12-2004

Planning permission has been reportedly granted for Ireland's tallest building. The 32-storey tower, close to Heuston Station and designed by Paul Keogh Architects (PKA), will be mostly residential but will include retail facilities as well as 14,000 sq m (150,696 sq ft) of office space. The building will be located on the corner of St. John's Road and PKA submitted the application on behalf of the Office of Public Works. It is not clear at this early stage if the OPW will act as joint-developer or simply but the whole scheme out to tender. This is likely to be a lengthy project though as there will almost certainly be appeals to overrule the planning consent.

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Bentons big Bolands
27-11-2004

Benton Properties has paid a reported 42m Euros for the Bolands Mills site, Dublin 4. The 19th century site is to be turned into 185-luxury apartments, 18,580 sq m (200,000 sq ft) of offices and 6,965 sq m (75,000 sq ft) of retail space. When contacted, Benton confirmed its intentions but this project is at the fetal stage and a planning application has yet to be submitted, nor have any contractors been appointed (though architect Scott Tallon Walker have been mentioned as a likely contender for the design contract). The head of Benton is Mr. Sean Kelly and this scheme may be developed by his firm Versus Ltd.

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Here comes Capel
27-11-2004

Irish property developer Benton is to soon launch a new 22,000 sq m (236,808 sq ft) mixed-use office & retail development in Central Dublin. The Capel Building, situated on Mary's Abbey, Little Strand Street and Capel Street, will provide five floors of small office units covering at total of 10,000 sq m (107,640 sq ft). The building will also include 12,000 sq m (129,168 sq ft) of retail space. The main contractor is Laing O’Rourke, the architect is John O’Neill Associates.

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University Hall goes under the hammer.
20-10-2004

A 4,100 sq m (44,132 sq ft) commercial property in Central Dublin is to go under the hammer on Thursday October 21st. O’Conner Solicitors have instructed DTZ Sherry Fitzgerald to market University Hall on Lower Hatch Street, Dublin 2. The building has a wide range of uses from offices to hotel or possibly an embassy, subject to planning permission.

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