32-storey tower for Dublin 4

32-storey tower for Dublin 4

Postby Andrew Duffy » Thu Dec 09, 2004 12:17 pm

http://www.dublincity.ie/planning/swiftknowledge/articleDetail.php?hk=41b0a6dfde9dd
http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/property/2004/1209/3736037137RPPLANLEAD.html

32-storey tower for Dublin 4

Planning&Development:
Developers Johnny Ronan and Richard Barrett have lodged a planning application to build a 32-storey tower block overlooking Grand Canal Dock at Barrow Street in Dublin 4. The application, submitted by Candourity Ltd, a subsidiary of Treasury Holdings, also seeks to convert a protected warehouse structure into a nightclub.

If constructed, the tower - on a site between and including 35 to 35A Barrow Street, Dublin 4 - would be one of the tallest buildings in Ireland. Earlier this month Dublin City Council approved plans for a 32-storey tower near Heuston Station.

Treasury's site includes The Factory at 35a Barrow Street, and Treasury Holdings' headquarters at 35 Barrow Street. The new development will comprise 150 apartments, a nightclub, shop, café and public viewing platform. Architects Anthony Reddy and Associates has also designed a public plaza, which will be located between the 32-storey tower and Treasury's protected warehouse building, which will be converted into a nightclub and form the base for a second nine-storey apartment tower.

The 32-storey tower will comprise a total of 112 one and two-bedroom apartments, a café and shop. The site backs onto the Bolands Mills complex, which was bought for €42 million last month by developer Seán Kelly. Mr Kelly is expected to seek planning permission for a tower block even higher than the existing mill building, which stands 21 storeys at its highest point. The proposed tower will be taller than the controversial 26-storey apartment tower planned by a consortium headed by Denis O'Brien for a site in Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

It was refused planning permission by Dublin City Council in September, and is now under appeal.

Last week, Dublin City Council approved plans for a 32-storey apartment tower near Heuston Station designed by Paul Keogh Architects.

© The Irish Times
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Re: 32-storey tower for Dublin 4

Postby FIN » Thu Dec 09, 2004 1:35 pm

slowly but surely. nice one.
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Re: 32-storey tower for Dublin 4

Postby kefu » Thu Dec 09, 2004 5:02 pm

I don't know if anybody can scan the picture from the Irish times, but it's a nothing design.
It looks to me like another Trojan Horse, with the aim of gettng through something of 22 or 24 storeys - it certainly wouldn't appear to be a major addition to the area, from the image in this morning's paper.
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Re: 32-storey tower for Dublin 4

Postby FIN » Thu Dec 09, 2004 6:13 pm

ahhhhhhh! crap. i haven't seen it. i thought we were beyond this nonsense. they could at least make the design pleasent to look at..
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Re: 32-storey tower for Dublin 4

Postby Andrew Duffy » Thu Dec 09, 2004 7:18 pm

Scanned image attached. Notice that this other Treasury development is in the background, although I can't find a planning application for it.
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Re: 32-storey tower for Dublin 4

Postby d_d_dallas » Thu Dec 09, 2004 7:27 pm

It's MALAGA!!!
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Re: 32-storey tower for Dublin 4

Postby lexington » Thu Dec 09, 2004 8:06 pm

Are they serious??? I mean, really, are...are they serious???

The fact that so many developers are willing to take the chance on high-rise buildings is generally positive - but, and not knocking Dublin's progress related to high-rise - but that is a truly horrible design. With the exception of the U2 Tower and SJR proposal by Dunloe Ewart - Dublin really isn't fairing well in the design leagues for high-rise, Heuston Gate included. Come on - the city deserves better than that!
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Re: 32-storey tower for Dublin 4

Postby PVC King » Thu Dec 09, 2004 9:52 pm

I hope for everyone connected to this project that the above image is not a true representation of the proposed finished project, I am dissapointed as I really had hoped that the 50m an acre land price in the basin would have delivered something smarter looking, but a better image might emerge yet!!!!!!
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Re: 32-storey tower for Dublin 4

Postby Lorcan » Thu Dec 09, 2004 10:01 pm

seriously it looks like the tower blovks they've been trying to get rid of for the past hw many years!
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