Flitcroft seeks permission to alter Kelly's former HQ
A FIRM owned by technology entrepreneur Ian Flitcroft has applied for planning permission to make alterations to the former headquarters of property developer Paddy Kelly on Dublin's Lower Baggot Street.
Flitcroft Investments acquired the four-storey Georgian building at 128 Lower Baggot Street for a bargain €2m last year, after it was sold on foot of instructions from Bank of Ireland Private Banking, which had secured the appointment of Michael McAteer of Grant Thornton as receiver to the premises in 2009.
The premises, which extends over 330 sqm and is a protected structure, was used as the headquarters of Mr Kelly's Redquartz development firm. Mr Kelly owned a number of properties on the street.
Flitcroft has applied for permission to reduce internal door heights on the ground floor, retile the hallway, to create a kitchen/diner and sitting room on the second floor, and install two ensuite bathrooms in residential accommodation on the third floor.