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    • #709889
      aj
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      An interesting application I noticed walking home today. Yet another petrol station looks like it is to get the chop! At this rate we will have to go to drive to Wicklow to fill up!

      Permission for development at a site of c. 0.31 hectares. This site is currently occupied by the Shell Filling Station and the Everready Centre (comprising of Fast Fit Tyres, First Stop Tyre Centre, Everready Car Valeting Ltd., All Glass Windscreen Repair, Kelly Garden Sheds and Buddies Cafe Bar ‘The Coffee Shop’). The site is bounded to the north-east by Donnybrook Road; to the north-west by Brookvale Road; to the south-east by the rear gardens of the residential properties along Eglinton Road; and to the north by the junction of Donnybrook Road and Brookvale Road. The development will consist of: (A) The demolition of the Shell Filling Station and the Everready Centre. (B) The construction of a mixed use office, retail and residential scheme in 2 no. blocks, as follows: Block O (comprising of office and retail units) generally fronting to Donnybrook Road and Block A (comprising of residential units) generally fronting to Brookvale Road. Block O consists of a part 3,5,7 and 11 storey building (11 storeys overall – overall height +60.85 OD) comprising: (i) a total of c. 7,670sqm GFA of office floor space, (consisting of 5 no. office suites ranging in size from c. 740sqm to 1,195sqm net floor area); (ii) a total of c. 955sqm GFA of retail space at ground floor level (consisting of 4 no. retail units ranging in size from c. 110sqm to c. 240sqm net floor area), and (iii) switchroom and ESB substation at ground floor level. Roof terraces for the office Block are provided at fifth and seventh floor level, along the eastern elevation (to Donnybrook Road). Block A comprises a part 3, 4 and 6 storey building raised over ground and first floor levels (8 storeys overall – overall height +36.20 OD), comprising 22 no. apartment units (with a total of c. 2,555sqm GFA residential floor space), consisting of 13 no. 2 bed units (ranging in size from 80sqm to 92sqm net floor area); and 9 no. 3 bed units (ranging in size from 96.2sqm to 135sqm net floor area_. All apartments have private balconies along the western elevation (to Brookvale Road). A roof terrace and private terraces at 5th and 6th floor levels are provided. The scheme provides for a total of 62 car parking spaces at basement level. Vehicular access to the site is via Brookvale Road. Bicycle parking and bin storage are also provided at basement level. The total gross floor area of the proposed development is c. 11,180sqm (overground) plus additional c. 2,755sqm at basement level. All ancillary site development, landscaping and boundary treatment works.

    • #798327
      Anonymous
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      try to link to Google Map of the site but it wouldn’t allow me – Anyway this is a fairly substantial site but another Dublin City garage bites the dust!

    • #798328
      Anonymous
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      Ah! I was wondering when an application was going to be made on that site! Great site opposite the renewed Bective, with just crap on it at the moment (single storey light industrial shite)… That said 11 floors is far too greedy imo – permitting such a scheme would make Jim Tully’s decision to let thru the nearby Eglinton House look wise ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
      (see Destruction of Dublin).

      11 floors is a greedy gambit that wont work; watch for a slew of objections to come in from places such as the adjacent Georgian facsimilae residential Eglinton Square – which is of course where a certain former city architect lives. Ah the irony ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #798329
      Anonymous
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      @hutton wrote:

      Ah! I was wondering when an application was going to be made on that site! Great site opposite the renewed Bective, with just crap on it at the moment (single storey light industrial shite)… That said 11 floors is far too greedy imo – permitting such a scheme would make Jim Tully’s decision to let thru the nearby Eglinton House look wise ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
      (see Destruction of Dublin).

      11 floors is a greedy gambit that wont work; watch for a slew of objections to come in from places such as the adjacent Georgian facsimilae residential Eglinton Square – which is of course where a certain former city architect lives. Ah the irony ๐Ÿ™‚

      Ah yes Eglinton House – the straw that broke the camel’s back and led to An Bord Pleanala’s establishment. I find your description of a garage and mechanics as “shite” quite amusing. If they go where will one feed one’s SUV and get it fixed after a cyclist dents it with his head? But it’s a fine site with good potential. As an aside has anything been lodged for the other Donnybrook site at the fire station where a 26 storey tower was proposed a few years ago? – that truly would have been one for the Dublin vista thread. The subject site of the current discussion is the triangle in the right foreground if i’m not mistaken

      https://archiseek.com/content/showthread.php?t=2451

    • #798330
      Anonymous
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      There was originally plans for higher buildings on the petrol station site. Bryan Cullen’s involved with guy who owns garage and Myles O’Malley also rumoured to be involved.

      As regards Denis O’Brien’s site, there were new plans for six-storeys which were turned down but may be in front of ABP

    • #798331
      Anonymous
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      From Irish Times in Feb 2007.:

      A triangular site with several motor services, including a Shell filling station, opposite the rugby grounds in Donnybrook, Dublin 4, is to be used for a high-rise development to include retail and restaurant facilities, apartments and offices.

      Businessman John O’Sullivan, along with property developers Bryan Cullen of Jackson Properties and Myles O’Malley of O’Malley Construction, have assembled the key site which is bounded by Donnybrook Road, Brookville Road and Eglinton Road. It has an overall value of around €70 million.

      The final part of the site, the Shell station, was bought recently by Cullen for €15 million.

      Leading architects O’Mahony Pike are currently preparing plans for the site which will include a landmark building ranging in height from seven to 11 storeys.

      It will have a total floor area of 28,195sq m (303,500sq ft) and two underground car-parking levels to accommodate about 200 cars.

      A new pedestrian walkway from Donnybrook Road to Brookville Road will have shops on either side.

      Overall there will be 3,370sq m (36,274sq ft) of retail space, about 100 apartments and 14,695sq m (158,176sq ft) of offices.

      Part of the first floor of the block will be given over to a restaurant looking towards the rugby grounds at one side and Donnybrook tennis club on the other.

      O’Sullivan, who has owned a large chunk of the site (including the old Ever Ready garage) since 1988, said the proposed development would address the shortage of shopping and dining facilities in Donnybrook which was badly in need of more commercial activity.

      It was also planned to let the office space in suites of not more than 325sq m (3,500sq ft) to encourage smaller companies to move into the area.

      The location of the triangular site at the entrance to the village gives the owners the opportunity to provide a landmark building to replace the present range of rundown facilities. The car valeting service on the site is to continue in business.

    • #798332
      Anonymous
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      obviously it’s been scaled down since

    • #798333
      Anonymous
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      It was only a matter of time. It’s not even light industrial but any sort of business which requires any sort of footprint is likely to be under severe presure given the current value of land in “prestige” areas like this. Dunno, I like a bit of variety in my suburbs; a mono-culture of cafes/restaurants, fancy foodhalls and offices bores me a bit. A few people working in greasy overalls adds a bit of character.

      I also notice it looks like the triangle of land across the road next to the Dodder behind the wesley club house is being cleared. Looks like it’s being prepared for development.

      On the subject of Eglington Rd., at the other end near the junction with Sandford Rd/Milltown Rd there’s a huge victorian house on a huge site which is semi-derelict. The garden is perfectly maintained, the gate is locked with a padlock but the windows are boarded up. It’s been like this for years. I wonder what’s going on there?

    • #798334
      Anonymous
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      That house hasn’t been like that for years. It was wrecked in a fire on Good Friday last. Its the Jesuits’ HQ.

    • #798335
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      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

    • #798336
      Anonymous
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      there was also a plan to demolish the AIB credit card centre (I believe they are moving to the expanded bankcentre in Ballsbridge and have already sold up) and replace it with a ‘town centre’ development – anyone know anything more on this?

    • #798337
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Bernard McNamara behind it.

    • #798338
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Yes AIB have pretty much moved their operations from there. Dunno what the development plans are for the site.

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