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Dublin central gets green light from An Bord Plenala

Bannon are delighted to announce the decision by An Bord Pleanala to grant planning permission for Chartered Land’s Dublin Central Development. This decision marks the culmination of several years work by the entire team involved. Bannon has been involved from the outset of this project which aims to deliver a major commercial development in Dublin City Centre which will re-establish this location as the premier retail destination for Ireland.

The development will occupy a high profile site of c. 2.17 hectares with extensive frontage (220 meters) on Dublin’s principle thoroughfare, O’Connell Street, which has been transformed in recent years with works carried out in its public realm. The scheme will also enjoy profile and access to Henry Street, one of Dublin’s busiest shopping streets with additional access onto Moore Street and Parnell Street.

The scheme will comprise in excess of 100,000 sq.m. (1.1 Million Sq. Ft.) of accommodation including 100 shops, restaurants, 700 basement car parking spaces and 22 apartments. Dublin Central will be anchored by the country’s largest Department Store comprising approximately 25,000 sq.m. Terms are agreed with John Lewis to occupy this major store.

Bannon are pleased to report strong on-going interest from major UK and international tenants interested in securing flagship store presence in Ireland. Dublin Central has been designed to provide large modern retail footprints that to date have been rarely available within the existing fabric of Dublin City. This development will represent the first major retail addition to Dublin City Centre since the Jervis Centre in 1996 which highlights the pressing need for the delivery of a scheme for the 21st Century. Due to the complexity in assembling a site of this size, this truly represents a once in a generation opportunity which will, upon opening in 2016, prove to be a major success.