Dublin City Council has approved the €290 million mixed development of hotels, offices and housing at the Guinness brewery site.
To be built at a 12.5-acre site on James Street, the ‘Guinness Quarter’ will consist of a total of 336 residential units, two hotels (with 304 beds between them) and a number of buildings for office space.
Of these apartments, there will be 45 studios, 88 one-beds, three two-beds (for three people), 163 two-beds (for four people) and 37 three-beds built with 90 of these to be build-to-rent in a 16-storey building.
A new 300-seater performance space, a markethall, a foodhall, and various venues for retail, café, restaurant and pub spaces are to be constructed.
One hotel will have 100 beds in total and will be four to six storeys in height, on the ground floor there’s to be a bar, reception, a meeting rooms and restaurant.
The other hotel will be bigger at 204 beds from four to six storeys and will include a rooftop bar and restaurant and also a swimming pool.
Ground Level will provide reception, toilets, bar, restaurant and ancillary front of house.
Dublin City Council also approved the provision of five new office buildings ranging in heights from eight to ten storeys.
A number of buildings are set to be demolished as part of the development alongside the reservation of a number of existing protected structures on the site.
Some of these protected structures include St James’s Gate, the original jome of Arthur Guinness 1 Thomas Street and the early Brewhouses 1 and 2 – these will all be restored and repurposed.
Dublin City Council approved Ballymore’s application subject to a number of conditions.
The build-to-rent apartments will not be used for short-term lettings in the “interests of orderly development and clarity”.
Ballymore must also pay a development contribution of €10.6 million to the local authority “in respect of public infrastructure and facilities benefiting [the] development”.
This fee will be paid once the development commences.
Ballymore hailed the project as one ‘of the most exciting regeneration schemes in Europe’.
The development also has the ambition to become Dublin’s first Carbon Zero District.
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