Development at a site of 0.75 ha. The site is bounded by Upper Mayor Street/ Point Village Square to the South, Sheriff Street to the North, the under construction new north-south street to the West and existing north-south street adjacent the Point Village District Centre to the East. The site is located within City Block 5, as indentified in the North Lotts & Grand Canal Dock SDZ Planning Scheme. The development consists of revisions to permitted student accommodation development under Reg. Ref. DSDZ3689/15 comprising minor amendments. The development proposed comprises the following design modifications: 1. Reconfiguration of internal permitted layout for fire safety, disability compliance and servicing, including relocation of ESB Substation to above ground, and modification of permitted cores; 2. 31 additional bedspaces (10 no. in Block 5A and 21 no. in Block 5C) increasing total no. bedspaces from 935 to 966; 3. Extension and reconfiguration of the permitted basement areas to include for additional plant areas and amenity spaces and cycle facilities; 4. Relocation and additional amenity space provided at basement level of Block 5A and basement level and ground floor level of Block 5C; 5. Relocation of some of the enterprise space from Block 5A to Block 5C, including additional floorspace; 6. Relocation of the Courtyard of Block 5C from Second Floor to First Floor level; 7. Provision of additional access and escape doors at ground floor level of both Block 5A and 5C; 8. Relocation of cycle access stairs internally within the building; 9. Removal of the internal double height retail service yard at ground floor of Block 5C. Retail servicing will now take place from a designated area onto north-south street adjacent the Point Village District Centre; 10. Redesigned internal courtyards in both Block 5A and 5C; 11. Alterations to the internal courtyard facades; 12. Increase in the rooftop external amenity area of Block 5A by 173 sq.m. These proposed revisions result in an overall floorspace increase of 4102.5 sq.m within the building envelopes of the permitted scheme.
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