Tuesday 16 July 2019

On track : CIE 'Boston Sidings' plan secures go-ahead

Concept: An artist’s impression of the proposed development at CIE’s Boston Sidings site
Concept: An artist’s impression of the proposed development at CIE’s Boston Sidings site

Gordon Deegan

Richard Barrett's Bartra has secured the green light for a new high-rise scheme of 200,000 sq ft of office space at the Boston Sidings site in Dublin's Docklands.

Dublin City Council has granted planning permission for the 10-storey development in Dublin's Silicon Docks in spite of a number of objections. Mr Barrett's Bartra is developing the site at Grand Canal Quay and Macken Street in Dublin 2 in conjunction with site owner, CIE. The council gave the development the go-ahead after concluding that the proposed development "will upgrade one of the most prominent locations in the city, contribute to the animation of the area and will allow for the construction of striking and innovative contemporary/modern office building in an inner-city location proximate to public transport and other amenities".

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The planner stated that "The proposal exhibits a distinctive contemporary design which will make a positive contribution to the subject site and Dublin's urban fabric".

One of the 17 conditions attached to the permission require Bartra to pay the Council €1.49m in development contributions.

Irish Independent

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