Dublin development plans revised

by Pete Hayman | 17 Nov 2008

Irish development company, Chartered Land, has revised plans for a 1.25m euro (£1.014m) regeneration project in the centre of Dublin.

Plans for the 5.5-acre (2.25-hectare) Dublin Central scheme were unveiled in April, but the company was asked to submit further information following a request made by planners at Dublin City Council. The mixed-use project will see the regeneration of the city's old Carlton Cinema on Upper O'Connell Street, and will include two new public streets and three new public squares. A new art gallery, a new theatre and 17 restaurants have also been proposed, as well as a 'Park in the Sky' attraction.

In a statement, Chartered Land said: "The company notes that it has taken the opportunity afforded by the request for additional information to address many of the observations made by third parties. "We are confident that it has preserved the integrity of the overall plan, while at the same time looking closely at areas such as height, density and the treatment of the historic nature of the overall site.

"Chartered Land remains committed to delivering this scheme which will create a vibrant new urban quarter in Dublin's north inner city, and reinstate O'Connell Street at the city's premier thoroughfare." The scheme was designed by Dublin Central Architects, a partnership between three firms; Burke-Kennedy Doyle, McGarry Ni Eanaigh and Donnelly Turpin. A funicular transport system designed to allow access to the 'Park in the Sky' attraction was designed by Marks Burfield Architects.

Irish development company, Chartered Land, has revised plans for a 1.25m euro (£1.014m) regeneration project in the centre of Dublin. Plans for the 5.5-acre (2.25-hectare) Dublin Central scheme were unveiled in April, but the company was asked to submit further information following a request made by planners at Dublin City Council. The mixed-use project will see the regeneration of the city's old Carlton Cinema on Upper O'Connell Street, and will
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