Planning granted for €44m office development in ESB lands at Leopardstown Road

A decision to grant planning permission was issued by Dun-Laoghaire Rathdown County Council on 03/06/2016 to ESB International for the demolition of the existing security structure...


The development will consist of : 

the construction of 3 five-storey buildings for office use (referred to as Buildings A1, A2 and A3) with a total gross internal floor area of 26,030 sqm (comprising 24,950 sqm office floor area, 997 sqm enclosed plant at roof level and 83 sqm bicycle storage at ground floor level) above a stepped basement level (9,841 sqm gross internal floor area including a part-mezzanine basement level at Building A2 (942 sqm) to accommodate car and motorbike parking, plant, tanks, storage rooms, internal long-term bicycle parking and associated cyclist facilities). 

The buildings are each set back to provide external terraces at the 5th storey. The development will also consist of: the construction of an interim access arrangement comprising a two way road (c.230m in length), in lieu of the existing access road, to provide access to the proposed development and the existing uses (including works to integrate access to the development from the existing roundabout, Leopardstown Road), pending the development of the permanent Link Road permitted under Part 8 Ref. PC/07/13 (Link road and Link to Arena Road). 

The development will also consist of: all hard and soft landscaping; provision of new boundary treatments and partial removal of existing boundary treatments; external lighting; signage; changes in levels; SUDS measures including surface level water features; green roofs; brise soleil canopies comprising photovoltaic panels and fritted glass at roof level; switchrooms and substations; internal roadways; surface level set down spaces; short term external bicycle parking and all site excavation and development works and services above and below ground. An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be submitted to the Planning Authority with the planning application.

Further details can be found by registering on the CIS website here

Article Published: 09/06/2016