PROTECTED STRUCTURE: Planning permission for development at a site within the overall Grangegorman Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) of c. 28.69 hectares at Grangegorman, Dublin 7. There are several Protected Structures within the Grangegorman SDZ. The specific location of the proposed development comprises c. 0.759ha in the south-east of the Grangegorman SDZ and relates to The Lower House, Grangegorman Lower, Dublin 7 (Record of Protected Structure No. 3289). The development will comprise the second phase of a three-phase project for the adaptive re-use of the building including:
(a) The use of the building for educational related uses including canteen and cafe, common rooms, student support services and facilities (including studios (music and dance), practice rooms and shared work-spaces) and ancillary facilities.
(b) Demolition of the following structures adjacent and abutting the Protected Structure, including:
(i) Remaining sections of walls from previously demolished structure acting as buttress walls on the north elevation;
(ii) North-west and north-east non-original external stairs and steps to south (east range);
(iii) Single-storey shed to south east of site (abutting Lower House and neighbouring property to Morningstar Avenue);
(iv) Concrete slab infill previously constructed to existing lightwells to north of main entrance; and
(v) Demolition of external boundary wall to the south-east between the Lower House and Morning Star Avenue;
(c) Construction of two new single-storey flat roof extensions to the rear (north) elevation to accommodate a dance studio (c. 137sq.m) and kitchen (c. 147sq.m) both with a parapet height of c. 6.2m;
(d) Construction of two new single-storey flat roof enclosed glazed verandas to the front (south) elevation on either side (east (c. 55sq.m) and west (c. 55sq.m) of the existing entrance – both with an eaves height of c. 4.65m;
(e) New light well to the south and reopening of existing light well to the north of the building to facilitate ventilation to lower ground level. Both light wells to be surrounded by new perimeter railings;
(f) External works to the structure including:
(i) Reconstruction of roof, chimneys and rainwater goods (permitted under Reg. Ref. GSDZ2619/15) with minor modifications to include: roof profile adjacent to east and west pavilions, 3 no. new Automatic Opening Vents (AOV) over stairwells and relocation of access rooflight to inner roof pitch of central block;
(ii) Selected stone repairs, sill replacement and repointing works on the building envelope, to include lime rendering of the central block, east and west range on the north facade;
(iii) Formation of new entrance steps and graded approach to the south entrance and new ramp and stepped approach to east and west pavilions;
(iv) Reforming and restoration works to window and doorway openings including new windows throughout; and
(v) Overcladding of existing external stairs to lower-ground lightwells to north with new perforated metal threads and risers;
(g) Internal works to the structure including
(i) Stabilisation works;
(ii) Excavation of existing non-original subfloor and construction of new internal floors, reinstatement of the upper floors with new timber floor structure and associated supporting steelwork (as required);
(iii) Minor modifications to existing internal layouts, including formation of new openings in existing walls and new internal walls and doorways;
(iv) Removal of existing destabilised internal plaster;
(v) The removal of two no. non-original staircases and associated non-original partition walls;
(vi) The inclusion of two no. new lift shafts; and
(vii) Internal fit out & services.
(h) New pedestrian / cyclist route linking The Lower House to the proposed Serpentine Walk (permitted under Reg. Ref. 3373/12.
(i) Provision of 120 no. cycle parking spaces.
(j) Minor amendment to the temporary car park permitted under Reg. Ref. GSDZ2835/15.
(k) Service access will be from Grangegorman Lower via controlled Serpentine Walk access point.
(l) Temporary landscaping variations to the site infrastructure and public realm permitted under Reg. Ref. 3373/12 / GSDZ3553/13.
(m) All landscape, site services and site development works.
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