Dublin docklands' newest development gets the green light

Expect the banks of the Liffey to look very different in just a few years time...

Dublin docklands' newest development gets the green light

Kennedy Wilson

US investment firm Kennedy Wilson has been given planning permission by Dublin City Council to commence with a significant mixed purpose development in Dublin's docklands.

The 'Capital Dock' will sit on the south-quays, directly opposite the 3Arena on a 4.8 acres site.

When complete is will house 660,000 square feet of office space and apartments - this will be split between 316,000 sq ft of the workspace and 204 apartments.

The first office is expected to be available in mid-2017. This adds to a growing list of high-profile developments which are planned along the Liffey's south-quays, east of Tara St. station. 

Kennedy Wilson Europe managing director, Peter Collins commented on the project: "We welcome today’s decision by Dublin City Council which allows for delivery of the office element of the scheme by mid-2017 with the residential element completing in early 2018."

He continues: “This development will have a transformative effect, not only on the skyline of the Dublin Docklands, but on the public social, cultural and business realm in this part of the city. It will be the standard-bearer for integrated office and residential development in this country."