Sunday 15 September 2019

Johnny Ronan in fourth bid to build Dublin's tallest building

An artist’s impression of the 22-storey tower Johnny Ronan wants to build at Tara Street
An artist’s impression of the 22-storey tower Johnny Ronan wants to build at Tara Street

Ronald Quinlan, Commercial Property Editor

Developer Johnny Ronan has renewed his bid to deliver Dublin's tallest building next to Tara Street station just weeks after his plan for the site was rejected for a second time by Dublin City Council.

Planning agents representing Ronan Group company, Tanat Ltd, wrote to An Bord Pleanála earlier this week to request an oral hearing for its appeal of the decision.

Reach for the sky: Johnny Ronan wants to build a 22-storey tower at Tara Street
Reach for the sky: Johnny Ronan wants to build a 22-storey tower at Tara Street

Should the board accede to the developer's request, it would be the second time its officials have convened a public meeting to consider the merits of Mr Ronan's plan for an 88m (288 ft), 22-storey tower at Tara Street.

The proposed building would comprise 16,557 sq m of office and hotel accommodation. The scheme would be capable of accommodating 890 office workers, a 106-bedroom hotel over four storeys and a restaurant on the top floor.

Irish Independent

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