Saturday 16 December 2017

Clontarf development site with full planning is sold

“Norabrook” has planning permission for 18 large homes
“Norabrook” has planning permission for 18 large homes
Peter Flanagan

Peter Flanagan

A development site in Clontarf in Dublin with planning permission for 18 large houses has been sold.

Norabrook on the Howth Road in Dublin 3 had been put on the market for €5m in September.

However it is believed to have changed hands for well in excess of that price. Work has already begun on the site.

The property, which is made up of a large derelict house at 119 Howth Road on 1.7 acres, had been marketed by CBRE.

Norabrook has planning permission in place from November 2014 for five years. The planning allows for three four bedroom three storey houses, eight four bedroom, three storey semi-detached houses and seven other four bedroom homes.

The property is mainly zoned Objective Z1, 'to protect, provide and improve residential amenities' with a small portion being zoned objective Z 2 "to protect / or improve the amenities of residential conservation areas" in the Dublin City Development Plan 2011 - 2017.

The proposed scheme has been designed by architects McCrossan O'Rourke who are said to have "a vast experience in the design of such quality infill development opportunities".

The engineering design element has been undertaken by LMC Engineers with the landscaping has been designed by Ronan McDiarmada & Associates.

Joules set for first Dublin store on Wicklow Street

UK lifestyle brand is set to open a new store on Wicklow Street in central Dublin.

The store, which is the company’s first in Ireland, will aso be Joules 100th store overall.

In a statement, company founder Tom Joule commented: “I am so pleased we are opening in such a vibrant city like Dublin. Joules has grown almost beyond recognition since I started it more than 25 years ago, and I’m so proud of everything we’ve achieved.

“We might now have reached 100 stores, but our mission remains exactly the same: to create fun, quality products which stand the test of time, and to build on being what our customers love.’

The brand is one of the few to have gone out of its way to increase the number of bricks and mortar shops it operates as well as building up its online business. The company, which was set up in 1989, is known for its clothing as well as glasses and homeware. The business sells across retail, online, catalogue, wholesale and licensing channels. Last year it posted operating profits of £10.7m (€15.26m).

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