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Boost for Dublin commercial development

Words: Roger Milne
Harcourt Street

House building in and around the capital has yet to take off, but the pace of commercial development continues unabated this week, with office space and a major hotel approved.

Property firm Hibernia Reit has been given the go-ahead to redevelop an office block on Harcourt Street in central Dublin.

In a statement, Hibernia said it had received “full planning permission for phase two of the redevelopment of Harcourt Square, totalling 13,238 square metres from An Bord Pleanála”.

Dublin City Council had previously approved Hibernia’s plans.

Phase two, along with phase one, which was approved last year, means Hibernia now has full planning permission for up to 25,680 square metres of new offices and ancillary accommodation on the 0.75-hectare site.

Separately, the green light has been given for a €40 million 257-bed hotel at a site on Dean Street, close to St Patrick’s Cathedral in the Coombe area of the city.

Meanwhile, Avam has applied to build a 2,440 square-metre office block at a site in Cuffe Street, close to St Stephen's Green.

Image credit | William Murphy