March 22, 2022
Billionaire businessman Denis O’Brien’s Jepview has won planning permission for a 15-storey office block in Dublin’s docklands.
The company has secured the go-ahead for Two Grand Canal Quay after revising its original plans for the development involving a 15-storey office block and an eight-storey office block scheme in response to Dublin City Council expressing concerns over the scale of the proposal in the docklands.
The council planner’s report which recommended planning permission stated the scheme “will upgrade a prominent location on Grand Canal Quay, contribute to employment in the area and will allow for the construction of a modern building in an inner-city location proximate to public transport and other amenities”.
The planner’s report also said the scheme will facilitate high quality office accommodation, with a cafe at ground floor level and is unlikely to have a detrimental visual impact on the streetscape.
The former Esat building, in which Mr O’Brien has his penthouse office, is next door at No 1 Grand Canal Quay.
Mr O’Brien’s Jepview sought planning permission for the 15-storey office block after acquiring the site through a swap deal with Trinity College Dublin.
No objections were lodged against the scheme.
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