Redevelopment of a significant corner site at 65-68, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 comprising approximately 7,588m2 of commercial floor area.
RPS provided planning advice, coordinated the preparation and submission of the planning application and prepared the response to a subsequent third party appeal. The proposed redevelopment comprised approximately 7,588m2 of office floor area over 7 storeys plus 41 basement car parking spaces.
The site is located within a Conservation Area as designated in the Dublin City Development Plan, which meant the design challenge was to balance the need to respect the surrounding Georgian built character with the need to achieve a modern office building.
Proactive engagement with Dublin City Council led by RPS was essential to adequately address the concerns of the Council during its consideration of the planning application. Careful analysis of the relevant policy of the Dublin City Development Plan was required in order to defend the proposed design approach during the planning application process, which culminated in a decision to grant planning permission.