Ballymore submits planning application for phase 2 of its Dublin Arch scheme

Irish property developer Ballymore has submitted a planning application for phase two of its Dublin Arch mixed-use commercial and residential development, adjacent to Connolly railway station in Dublin city centre.

Covering 71,000sq m, this consists of two residential blocks with 187 units, and four office buildings, all of which overlook a new central public space. Dublin Arch will also include retail space, a cafe, a cycle hub, and will be the new home to Docklands Boxing Club and St Joseph’s O’Connell Boys GAA Club, where both clubs will have modern new facilities.

Ballymore’s chairman and chief executive, Sean Mulryan, said the plan would offer a mix of “dynamic and contemporary building designs” that would make Dublin Arch the “most connected and talked about city district where people will want to live, work and visit”.

The Ballymore site is located adjacent to Connolly Station and is bounded by Sheriff St Lower, Commons Street and Oriel Street. It extends to about 111,000sq m and will include homes, office space and Ireland’s first Standard Hotel, which will have 200 bedrooms and is slated to open in 2025.

Ballymore was originally granted planning on the site by An Bord Pleanála in February 2020 but this was quashed by the High Court in November of that year. An application for phase one of the scheme was then approved in February of this year.

That phase includes a 42,670sq m commercial development including two office buildings, a 246-bedroom hotel, and space for 10 retail units.

Ballymore said the Dublin Arch development would create more than 1,000 direct construction and other jobs for five years, including training and apprenticeship opportunities within the local community.

On completion, Ballymore said it was anticipated that about 5,000 people would live in and/or work in the area.

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