January 26, 2019
U2 has received the green light for the band’s visitor centre planned for Dublin’s Docklands.
This follows Dublin City Council granting planning permission for the centre that is expected to attract 390,000 U2 fans annually to the centre on Grand Canal Quay.
In recommending that planning be granted for the development, the planner’s report in the case stated that the centre “will upgrade one of the most prominent locations in the city” and contribute “to the animation of the area”.
The City Council planner’s report also reserved special praise for the design of the planned centre by Dublin-based architects, ODAA.
The planner in the case stated that the development “will allow for the construction of a striking and innovative contemporary/modern building in an inner city location”.