Forum Replies Created
November 6, 2008 at 1:33 pm in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #731170
I think we already knew this but further confirmation –
John Lewis Partnership Plc, owner of the largest U.K. department-store chain, will spend €50 million to open its first foreign outlet in the Irish Republic.
The five-floor store will be located in Dublin on O’Connell Street, the city’s main avenue, London-based John Lewis said today in an e-mailed statement. It expects to open the outlet in 2013.
John Lewis, which runs 27 U.K. department stores, already has plans to open an outlet near Lisburn in Northern Ireland. The retailer aims to double in size in the next decade.
From the Independent.May 29, 2008 at 11:55 am in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #731041
London property press has reported that John Lewis will be the tenant alright..May 8, 2008 at 10:01 am in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #730968
I agree BTH … the cons far outweight the pros on this one in my view.April 22, 2008 at 2:46 pm in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #730838
According to the Independent, Dr Quirkeys, the Garda station and the Royal Dublin Hotel will all go.April 21, 2008 at 3:04 pm in reply to: libeskind / Manuel Aires Mateus on the docks #743222
The original design was meant to echo the Burren landscape and I think if it had been built as drawn in the original design (as posted by JoePublic) it would have looked interesting. Unfortunately looks pretty pathetic from the photos above though..February 13, 2008 at 4:20 pm in reply to: Carlton Cinema Development #712026
Thanks, don’t think it would be any loss to see it getting re-developed tooFebruary 13, 2008 at 9:32 am in reply to: Carlton Cinema Development #712023
Would these works affect the Dublin Bus building on the street?February 12, 2008 at 1:27 pm in reply to: Carlton Cinema Development #712011
Thanks for that jdivision. I’ll be interested to see the details as more become available.February 12, 2008 at 1:15 pm in reply to: New street and redevelopment for Dublin ? #764603
Decision on Arnotts site delayed
A planning decision on a revamp of one of Dublin city centre’s busy shopping areas has been delayed.
An announcement on the scheme spearheaded by Arnotts was expected yesterday but An Bord PleanÃ¡la said the deadline had been put back due to the volume of work, with a new date not yet fixed.
The department store aims to transform the area in a proposal backed by Dublin City Council but appealed by a number of objectors.
If successful, the €750 million plan would create a new shopping, entertainment and residential zone, called the “Northern Quarter”, on a 5.5-acre site with new shops, restaurants, apartments and an hotel.
A spokesman for An Bord PleanÃ¡la said: “I don’t see that decision being made this week, and I don’t see it being made next week under any circumstances. I don’t see anything happening for the next five to seven working days.
“It’s the volume of work beating the board at the minute,” he said.
Under the plans, it is intended an area bounded by Henry Street, O’Connell Street, Abbey Street and Liffey Street will be regenerated as a shopping and entertainment zone in a three-year redevelopment plan.
Eight appeals to the planning have come from various parties – including An Post, An Taisce and the Railway Procurement Agency.February 12, 2008 at 12:33 pm in reply to: Carlton Cinema Development #712009
Are there any drawings of what’s proposed? I find it kinda hard to visualise.. ThanksFebruary 8, 2008 at 9:19 am in reply to: New street and redevelopment for Dublin ? #764600
It’s good that this plan would bring some life to these streets and Liffey Street in particular can only get better, but given the importance of this area I think the standard of architecture in what is proposed is too low.February 7, 2008 at 8:57 am in reply to: New street and redevelopment for Dublin ? #764597
From the Independent..
Arnotts in €1bn move to allow for urban revamp
Plans include a four-star hotel, 175 apartments and 47 shops
Arnotts and its development partner British urban regeneration specialist Crentros Miller will break ground at the €1bn, eight-acre Northern Quarter development in Dublin’s north inner city in September.
The project, due for completion in 2011, is currently before An Bord Pleanala, the planning appeals board, with a go-ahead expected to be given shortly.
Yesterday informed sources said that Arnotts, which is 45pc-owned by Niall McFadden’s Boundary Capital and Anglo Irish Bank, is confident about the future of the development against the backdrop of fears of a recession in the US spreading across the Atlantic.
The source said that Dublin’s Henry Street has the highest footfall rates in Europe and that the Northern Quarter development is a long term project.
Arnotts is already talking to a number of household names like Abercrombie & Fitch and Armani as anchor tenants.
The development will include 47 shops, 14 cafes, restaurants and bars, 175 apartments and an 149-bed four-star hotel.
The Northern Quarter also features mixed-use urban development, with an integration of retail, residential, leisure and hotel/spa facilities.
The main feature of the development is to recreate Prince’s Street as an urban street and pedestrian thoroughfare connecting the centre of O’Connell Street, through to Henry Street with a new public square at its centre.
It is expected that the development could act as a catalyst for further development in the Lotts Street area which is adjacent to the River Liffey.
According to the most recently filed accounts for Arnotts, the company boosted its balance sheet by almost €150m in 2006/2007 period on foot of a January revaluation of its property portfolio.
The retailer engaged estate agents CB Richard Ellis Gunne to revalue its assets in January of 2007 resulting in the uplift.
As a result of that revaluation, and a handful of additions, Arnotts’ fixed assets came in at €535.5m for the year ended 28 January 2007, up from €328.5m the previous year.
The 2006/7 financial year marks Arnotts’ third full-year results since the company returned to the realm of private business in 2003.
The accounts also showed a slight lift in net sales to €145m while operating profit slumped by €7.3m to €861,000 as administration and other expenses soared prompting annual losses to double to €5.1m.
They also took a €500,000 hit for the elimination of “non-profitable business”, and investing a lot in modernising IT systems.
– Ailish O’Hora Business News EditorJanuary 30, 2008 at 3:06 pm in reply to: Dublin Fruit Market #745145
Here’s the full text…. The developer was announced yesterday so hopefully things will get moving shortly.
Restaurateur Patrick Guilbaud and the team behind food -emporium and restaurant Fallon & Byrne are understood to be in discussions to be potential tenants for the Victorian Fruit and Vegetable Market in Dublin’s north inner city when it is redeveloped.
The developer chosen by Dublin City Council to transform the wholesale market located between the Four Courts and Capel Street, just to the north of the river Liffey, into a new retail development was announced yesterday, almost three years after the plans to redevelop the market were first published by former city manager, John Fitzgerald.
The Markets Regeneration Consortium is the council’s preferred bidder and hopes to shortly sign contracts. The consortium is 50 per cent owned by Blackrock International Land, the property arm of Fyffes, 25 per cent by car dealer turned developer, Joe Linders and the remaining 25 per cent by developer Paddy Kelly.
It is understood that the fruit and vegetable market will remain as a market hall, with most of the new business devoted to retail and a smaller wholesale offering.
A new culinary school is also planned, which will possibly have involvement from Patrick Guilbaud, while Fallon & Byrne have been identified as possible anchor tenants for the market.
Next door on the old fish market site there will be apartments and an open square, with some office and retail space. An underground car park with about 300 spaces is also planned for the area.
Approximately 34 predominantly wholesale traders selling fruit, vegetables and flowers are currently tenants of the council in the market.
A spokesman for the Dublin Market Traders’ Association, which represents the majority of the traders, said last night that neither the consortium nor the council had made any approach to them in relation to their future in the market.
The majority of traders have been renting pitches from the council for decades, with businesses passed down through some families for more than 100 years.
Â© 2008 The Irish TimesJanuary 30, 2008 at 12:06 pm in reply to: Dublin Fruit Market #745143
According to the IT Patrick Guilbaud may be involved in a cookery school in the new scheme and Fallon & Byrne may anchor the development – good news to hear high profile restrauneurs are showing an interest in being involved!January 23, 2008 at 10:21 am in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #730747
Any opinions on or pictures of the revamped Findlater House?December 5, 2007 at 12:49 pm in reply to: Dublin Airport Metro to have unconnected terminus? #749720
Actually I don’t think Dublin Bus are allowed retain uncollected money as it’s technically not theirsNovember 28, 2007 at 4:33 pm in reply to: Dublin Airport Metro to have unconnected terminus? #749682
I agree finishing some of the central stations and airport to a higher degree with the same finish to the rest to follow if / when more funding is available might be a good option.
Some stations in London such as Westminster are well finished but most of the others are hardly works of art and people don’t seem to mind too much.March 15, 2007 at 5:04 pm in reply to: South Great George’s Street #762313
Thanks for that Brian. I wonder if the plan to link Georges St into Dublin Castle on the axis with Exchequer Street is also now back on the cards..February 9, 2007 at 7:58 pm in reply to: college green/ o’connell street plaza and pedestrians #746212
I agree we should be getting rid of all traffic from this area … banning private motorists would be a good step forward though … this has to go ahead!January 17, 2007 at 12:05 pm in reply to: Shopfront race to the bottom #776030
Some great work there on drawing attention to this scourge … I’ll certainly fire an email off to Spar.