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Changes Planned for Dublin’s City Retail Core in Draft DDC Development Plan.

Revised street categorisation reflects retail shift to focus on shopper experience. The recently published Draft Dublin City Development Plan 2022-2028 proposes changes to Dublin City Council’s approach to retail in the City Retail Core (Henry and Grafton Street environs).  The revised categorisation of some streets aims to support a more diverse retail experience while preserving […]

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Retail giant Penneys finds distribution home in Kildare.

Bannon is pleased to have assisted Penneys in sourcing a 15.3 hectare (38 acre) site at Great Connell, Newbridge, Co. Kildare to facilitate the development of a state of the art logistics hub/distribution centre for the retailing giant. Kildare County Council granted planning permission for the 55,277 sq m (595,000 sq ft) facility which will […]

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Lands at Main Street, Dunboyne, Co. Meath

Client: St. Finian’s Diocesan Trust The Brief: The Parish of Dunboyne identified lands adjoining St. Peter and Paul’s Church as being surplus to their requirements and as a potential means of raising funds for the Parish, particularly in the face of the financial challenges posed by Covid-19. Bannon, as joint agent, were approached to provide […]

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CPOs – TWO SIDES OF THE COIN

In Irish history, there have been numerous examples of the presiding Government instigating a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) to implement national projects.  Intentions being for the future development of the country and public interest.  A Government Minister or Acquiring Authority is required to seek a CPO from An Bord Pleanála and in contentious cases such […]

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Hines completes acquisition of final phase at Chatham & King

International real estate firm Hines has formally acquired the second phase of Chatham & King, a new high-profile mixed-use scheme next to the Gaiety Theatre on South King Street in Dublin city centre. Hines’s acquisition of the 3,950sq m (42,500sq ft) portfolio marks the culmination of the €165 million deal it agreed with US private equity giant […]

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Slane lands with residential and commercial potential guiding at €3.75m

Agent Bannon is guiding a price of €3.75 million for a 46-acre landbank strategically positioned on the Slane Road between the M1 motorway and Drogheda town centre. The property, which is in agricultural use currently, is expected to see strong interest from both residential and commercial developers, given its potential to accommodate a variety of […]

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Clonee land offers potential for 400,000sq ft logistics facility at €10m

With vacancy levels for prime industrial stock reaching record lows and limited development opportunities available along the main arterial routes around the capital, agent Bannon expects to see strong demand for a 22-acre land holding fronting on to the M3 motorway. Located next to junction 4, less than five-minutes’ drive from the M50 and 15km […]

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Meath site zoned for residential and retail guiding at €2.5m

Joint agents CBRE and Bannon are guiding a price of €2.5 million for lands zoned for the development of retail and residential in the commuter town of Dunboyne, Co Meath. The subject site extends to 3.54 acres and is located at the centre of the town, to the rear of St Peter and Paul’s church […]

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Construction grows again in Republic after three-month slowdown

Construction began growing again in December following a three-month slowdown in the Republic, the latest figures show. Ulster Bank’s construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI) shows that activity in commercial development and housebuilding increased last month, while work on public projects continued falling but at a slower pace than previously. The pick-up in two of the […]

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Blanchardstown Centre in line for €16.5m makeover boost

Blanchardstown, one of the country’s largest shopping and leisure facilities, is to get a €16.5m interior design makeover. Multi Corporation, the pan-European retail platform that manages the centre, hopes to transform the look of the popular north-west Dublin shopping destination. The upgrade works, which are the first of their kind since Blanchardstown opened in 1996, […]