Ballymore has applied for planning permission to repurpose the Brewhouse 2 building at St. James’s Gate in Dublin into a modern office space.
The building, which was once part of Guinness’ brewery operations, will create a major headquarters building for Diageo Ireland, which will anchor the overall scheme. Refurbishing this building will also facilitate the wider redevelopment at St. James’s Gate.
Ballymore Chairman and Chief Executive Sean Mulryan said: “Together with Diageo we are delighted to take this step in the development at St. James’s Gate. The regeneration of Brewhouse 2, as a new, modern office space, will create a new long-term home for Diageo Ireland, and facilitate the wider redevelopment of the Guinness Quarter.”
The news comes after Ballymore was appointed by Diageo as development partner to create the visionary neighbourhood for living, entrepreneurship, creativity and commerce at St. James’s Gate. Together, the pair are realising a vision for this iconic site to become a standard bearer for the city’s future, as Dublin’s first zero carbon district.
The Brewhouse 2 planning application is separate to a masterplan for the wider St. James’s Gate site, which will be finalised by Ballymore over the coming months. The masterplan will set out ambitions for a high quality, mixed-use scheme that will be fully integrated into the wider Liberties area of the city. It will focus on placemaking and have a strong emphasis on embedding quality of life and a connection to community, arts and culture.
The Brewhouse 2 proposal repurposes the building with modern elements of high quality and appropriate urban design, which will be sympathetically incorporated into the existing structure.
Subject to planning approval, it is expected that construction of Brewhouse 2 will take approximately three years.