Ballymore has submitted planning permission for phase 2 of its Dublin Arch mixed-use business and residential development adjacent to Connolly Railway Station in Dublin 1. Phase 1 was granted planning permission in February 2021.
Covering 72,000 sq m, phase 2 consists of two residential blocks and four office buildings, all of which overlook a new central public space. Dublin Arch will also include retail space, a café, public cycle hub, and will be the new home to Docklands Boxing Club and St Joseph’s O’Connell Boys GAA Club, where both clubs will have new state-of-the-art facilities.
Chairman and Chief Executive of Ballymore Sean Mulryan welcomed the submission: “Our proposals for Dublin Arch offer a mix of dynamic and contemporary building designs which complement the existing environment. With Ballymore’s extensive regeneration experience and expertise in placemaking, we will make Dublin Arch the city’s most connected and talked about city district where people will want to live, work and visit.”
The entirety of Dublin Arch is situated on lands adjacent to Connolly Station and bounded by Sheriff St Lower, Commons St and Oriel St. It extends to circa 111,000 sq m and will include homes, office space, and Ireland’s first Standard Hotel. The masterplan envisages new homes, office buildings, community clubs, artists’ studios, restaurants, bars, retail, landscaped plazas and a central public square located at the heart of the scheme. With direct access to Connolly Station and conveniently located close to Bus and Luas lines, Dublin Arch will be Ireland’s most connected commercial hub.
The Dublin Arch development will create over 1,000 direct construction and non-construction jobs for five years. This includes training and apprenticeships opportunities at all levels which will be offered to the local Dublin 1 community. This job creation will help address some of the challenges facing the local community as identified in the Kieran Mulvey Report, Creating a brighter future: An outline plan for the social and economic regeneration of Dublin's North East Inner City.