Development Securities Properties Donnybrook Limited intends to apply for planning permission at Donnybrook House, 36-42 Donnybrook Road, Dublin 4 (with frontage also onto Pembroke Cottages and Rampart Lane). The development will consist of the amendment of a previously permitted development under Dublin City Council Reg. Ref. 2163/09, as extended in duration under DCC Planning Ref. 2163/09/x1. The proposed amendments to the previously permitted development involves internal and external alterations to the building to provide a revised mix of uses and internal layout that is augmented by a third floor roof extension to the front of the building together with a side extension to the north-western elevation of the building at first and second floor level to provide an additional 867 sq.m of office floorspace. Internal alterations and changes of use to the permitted development include (a) Internal alterations and reconfiguration of the gym layout at lower basement and upper basement level together with new ground floor entrance resulting in an increase in floor area from 1,661.5 sq.m to 1,867 sq.m; (b) Reconfiguration of permitted car parking and ancillary storage and plant rooms at upper basement level to provide a revised car parking layout (17 spaces, including 2 no. disabled car parking spaces) together with 54 no. of bicycle parking; ancillary staff facilities, relocated ESB substation and meter room; rainwater attenuation tank(s) and ancillary plant and store rooms; (c) Change of use of part of permitted restaurant floorspace at ground and first floor level to the rear of the building to front door office unit (315 sq.m at ground level) and 954 sq.m of office use at first floor level, together with a reconfiguration of the remaining permitted restaurant floorspace (370 sq.m) at ground floor level to include the omission of the permitted No. 7 ground level car parking spaces and bicycle parking to the west of the building at grade level to provide an ancillary outside dining terrace and landscaped together with the provision of 14 bicycle storage spaces and three on-street car parking spaces (including 1 disabled car parking space) along Pembroke Cottages; (d) Raising the level of the existing mock-pitched roof at the rear of the building by approximately 1.4m from level 18.4m to 19.8m; (e) Change of use of permitted No. 3 retail units (1,362sq.m) at ground floor level to retain existing car parking within a reconfigured layout comprising a cafe unit (215 sq.m) and office reception (297 sq.m) along the Donnybrook Road frontage with car parking (13 spaces) to the rear thereof with revised circulation area (including signalised access ramp off Rampart Lane), switch room, waste/bin storage area and ancillary plant; (f) Change of use of permitted 3 no. medical consulting rooms (378 sq.m) at first floor level to office incorporating the proposed extension to the north-western elevation arranged around new internal courtyard; (g) Reconfiguration of permitted second floor office space to include the proposed extension to the north-western elevation arranged around new internal courtyard extension vertically to first floor level below; (h) Provision of roof top plant and extract unit (at 2nd floor level) to the rear to serve the permitted restaurant at ground floor level in the rear building together with the provision of a part sedum roof; (i) Internal reconfiguration of permitted office floorspace at third floor level together with the omission of the previously permitted roof terrace to provide a new third floor office extension (312 sq.m) to the front of the building that is set back from the south, east and west by approximately 1.8m, 1.6m and 1.6m respectively; (j) Provision of a sedum roof on top of the proposed side extension to the north-western elevation of the existing building at first and second floor levels below; (k) Internal reconfiguration of the permitted office floorspace at fourth floor level together with the provision of a sedum roof on top of the proposed third floor office extension below; (l) Removal and replacement of existing roof top plant with new screened plant and extension of existing lift overrun to accommodate additional lift shaft; (m) External alterations to building, including deep cleaning of existing facade, and replacement of existing fenestration with new glazing on all levels; alterations to facade fronting Pembroke Cottages, to include provision of new hardwood timber bay windows to the Northern Elevation and provision of new restaurant and gym entrance to Western Elevation and hardwood timber canopy; alterations to Ground Floor facade fronting Donnybrook Road to include provision of new glazed shopfronts and entrances; (n) Provision of hard and soft landscaping to the rear along the Pembroke Cottages Rampart Lane frontages. In the interest of clarity, the revised proposal provides a total of 5,496 sq.m of office floorspace (including 325 sq.m of ancillary storage space); 215 sq.m of cafe floorspace; 370 sq.m of restaurant floorspace and 1,867 sq.m of gym floorspace.
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