Re: Re: 11 storey in Donnybrook!
From SBP yesterday:
Developer Bryan Cullen and businessman John O’Sullivan have sought planning permission for a development on the site of the Shell filling station and Ever Ready Centre across the road from Leinster’s Donnybrook rugby ground in Dublin 4.
The plan is to demolish the existing structures at the site between Donnybrook and Brookvale Roads and construct a mixed-use office, retail and residential scheme in two blocks on the land.
Subject to planning, the first block is to be up to 11 storeys high and would comprise 7,670 square metres of offices and nearly 1,000 square metres of shops fronting onto Donnybrook Road.
The second block would be up to eight storeys overall and have 22 apartments, most of them two-bedroom units. There would also be 62 car parking spaces in the basement.
John O’Sullivan assembled the site along with Bryan Cullen of Jackson Properties and Myles O’Malley of O’Malley Construction, although O’Malley is not listed on the current planning application according to Dublin City Council.
Cullen bought the Shell station from Topaz for €15 million and various other parts of the site were assembled over the years, with most of O’Sullivan’s land owned by him since 1988.
The site also overlooks the 2.2-acre Donnybrook Tennis Club, which developer Sean Reilly tried to acquire last year in a swap deal for the five-acre Scully’s Field site in Clonskeagh. Members of the club rejected that approach.
Businessman Denis O’Brien has been trying to develop an office and retail building on a nearby site between Donnybrook Road and The Crescent but has twice been denied planning permission, the latest reversal coming in January when An Bord Pleanala turned down plans for five floors of offices over a floor of retail on the site