Permission for development at a site of 0.5 ha at Apollo House, Tara Street (D02 N920); 9-11 Townsend St. (incl. The Long Stone Pub (D02 FE00); College House, Nos. 2-3 Townsend Street, (D02 F990) and the Screen Cinema, 16-19 Hawkins Street (D02 DP65), Dublin 2. The site is bounded by Townsend St. to the South, Tara St. to the East, Hawkins St. to the East, Hawkins House to the North and West and Poolbeg St. to the North. The development consists of the amendment of previous permissions relating to College House and the former Screen Cinema (DCC Reg. Ref: 3637/17, ABP Ref: PL29S.300709) and the former Apollo House (DCC Reg. Ref: 3036/16, ABP Ref: PL29S.247907) as follows:
1. The proposed development consists of the amalgamation and re-organisation of the permitted basements and floor levels of both buildings and the removal of the permitted car lifts onto Townsend St. as permitted for the redeveloped College House site. The combined, two-level, basement will be accessed from a single ramp onto Townsend St. Cycle access to the basement will be via a dedicated access controlled cycle lifts accessed from Townsend St.; an additional 25 cycle spaces are proposed in the basement, in addition to a relocation of some surface level cycle parking at ground level. Reconfiguration of the permitted core layouts, from basement -2 to upper levels, including roof, in both buildings and amendments to associated site servicing (foul and surface water drainage and water supply).
2. Alterations to the permitted ground floor layouts of College House and Apollo house to include: increased office entrance foyer of College House and additional retail/cafe/restaurant unit onto the internal block of 121sq.m. Amalgamation and increase of permitted retail/cafe/ restaurant units in Apollo House and College House to single unit of 1198sq.m (with potential to subdivide into up to 3 individual units). Revisions to elevations at ground floor level as a result of reduction in external plant and basement access.Consolidation and relocation of permitted 2 no. substations into 1 no. substation onto Tara St. and 1 no. substation ono Townsend St. Increased office entrance foyer of Apollo House onto Tara St. and Poolbeg St. and minor increase in the size of permitted cafe/retail/restaurant unit on the new internal route to 161sq.m.
3. Increase in permitted space at -1 level of Apollo House to 505sq.m and removal of internal fire escape stair core.
4. Overall minor increase in retail floorspace of 222sq.m and office floorspace 563sq.m resulting from these proposed alterations.
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