32-storey tower for Dublin 4
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, cafÃ© 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 cafÃ© and shop. The site backs onto the Bolands Mills complex, which was bought for â‚¬42 million last month by developer SeÃ¡n 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.
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