KWCI GP Limited acting in its capacity as general partner of KWCI Limited Partnership intends to apply for permission at a site (c.1.08 Ha) at Coopers Cross, City Block 3 (including No. 8 Castleforbes Road, Dublin 1),at Sheriff Street Upper, Castleforbes Road and Mayor Street Upper, North Lotts, Dublin 1. And otherwise generally bounded by Mayor Street Upper to the south, Undeveloped lands to the west, existing Northbank House and Alexandra Terrace to the north and Castleforbes Road to the east.

The development consists of 2 no. commercial blocks over 2 no. level basement (45,328 sq.m gross floor area – inclusive of basement) in the following arrangement: – Building 1 (Block 3E): is a part 5 storey, part 6 storey block above ground building (with 5th floor set back) of c. 11,851 sq.m gross floor area of predominantly office floorspace. A terrace is proposed at Lower Ground Floor adjacent to the adjoining Middle Park and also on the fifth floor. Building 2 (Block 3F): is a part 5 storey, part 6 storey block over ground building (with 5th floor set back) of c. 32,622 sq.m gross floor area of predominantly office floorspace also with a 304sq.m Townhall Space with 2 no. retail/cafe/restaurant units c. 110 sq.m gross floor area and c. 147 sq.m gross floor area respectively (1no. unit fronting onto the new pedestrian street/Mayor Street Upper at ground floor level and 1 no. unit fronting onto Castleforbes Road at ground floor).

A terrace is proposed at 5th floor. 2no. external lightwells are proposed along the front facade where this addresses Mayor Street Upper over the basement footprint. 1 no. retail/cafe/restaurant unit c. 294 sq.m gross floor area at lower ground floor level fronting onto the new pedestrian street. There are two levels of accommodation below ground (lower ground and basement, level -1) spanning under both buildings including 8,762 sq.m gross floor area of office and exhibition space, together with ancillary plant, services, car parking, motorcycle parking and bicycle parking (including associated cycling welfare facilities).

The proposed development for which permission is sought also includes: – provision of a split level pedestrian street located between Building 1 (Block 3E) and Building 2 (Block 3F) connecting Mayor Street Upper to Alexandra Terrace (which includes a portion to lower ground floor) and also to the adjoining Middle Park; vehicular and bicycle access to basement via ramp from Castleforbes Road; provision of 91 no. car parking spaces in basement; provision of 640 no. bicycle parking spaces and associated shower and changing facilities at basement level; provision of 6 no. motorcycle parking spaces at basement level; revision of the east west route (Alexandra Terrace) to include set down area and reduction in road width to one-way street onto Castleforbes Road; upgrade of footpath onto Mayor Street Upper; provision of 2 no. ESB sub-stations (1 no. sub-station per building); demolition of existing vacant single storey structure (approx. 707sqm) at No. 8 Castleforbes Road and all associated and ancillary site development, infrastructural, landscaping and site boundary works. This application relates to a proposed development within the North Lotts & Grand Canal Dock Strategic Development Zone Planning Scheme area.

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Coopers Cross

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