Wednesday 26 April 2017

Green light given to new office blocks and landscaped gardens at Dublin Airport

DAA already out to tender for first phase of the 'Dublin Airport Central' development

DAA already out to tender for first phase of the 'Dublin Airport Central' development (Photo: DAA)
DAA already out to tender for first phase of the 'Dublin Airport Central' development (Photo: DAA)
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

The construction of four large office blocks, new landscaped gardens and a new car park will begin on a central site at Dublin Airport this summer.

DAA has received planning permission from An Bord Pleanála for the Dublin Airport Central development, which totals approximately 42,000 square metres and ranges up to seven storeys in height.

The building will be located directly opposite Terminal 2 and to the rear of the T2 car park building.

A DAA spokesperson told Independent.ie that they are already out to tender to build two of the blocks and the public space.

"We have received planning permission for four office blocks, a new landscaped public area/gardens and a new car park," they said.

"Construction work on the first phase is likely to begin in the summer and should be completed by the summer of 2018."

The development is aimed at Irish and multinational companies who are looking for a "high quality environment".

"It is also likely to be of interest to British firms that are considering re-locating part of their business to Ireland due to the impact of Brexit on their operations," the spokesperson added.

In a separate development, it was announced in October that a 400-room, four-star hotel would be built on top of the multi-storey car park and is due to open in 2019.

The hotel, which will be linked to Terminal 2, will be Ireland's fourth largest hotel upon completion.

Planning permission for the 11-storey hotel has already been granted and up to 400 jobs have been promised, between hotel employment and jobs during the construction phase.

The new hotel will have a total floor area of 22,840 square metres comprising 402 bedrooms, as well as extensive bar, restaurant, café and conference facilities and a fitness suite.

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