Ballymore Group, one of the largest privately-owned property groups in Europe, officially launched its new docklands development, Dublin Landings.
Situated along Dublin’s North Wall Quay, this ambitious project will raise the bar on architecture and landscape design to the standard of other global financial centres. The development rights for this 2.35 hectare site were secured by Oxley Docklands Quay Limited (“Oxley”) who have partnered with Ballymore to manage and deliver the project over the next four years. Ballymore and Oxley recently launched one of London’s largest and fastest selling mixed-use project, Royal Wharf, in a successful joint development.
The Dublin Landings development is superbly located in the heart of Dublin’s Docklands at City Block 8 on Dublin’s North Wall Quay, also home to the Central Bank of Ireland’s New Headquarters. With a Gross Development Value (GDV) in excess of €700 million, on completion, the site will comprise 700,000 sq. ft of Grade A office space, 273 luxury one, two and three bed apartments and a number of retail units. It will be home to 5,500 people who will live and work in the area, creating a vibrant new community in an exciting part of the city.
Amenities within the development will include: rooftop gardens and terrace, an 11,000 sq. ft gym, a concierge service for residential tenants, secure underground parking and electric car charging. Both residential and commercial units will be fitted with best in class LED lighting and all units will have a BER3 rating.
Dublin Landings will benefit from exceptional transport infrastructure, and appeal to a variety of domestic and international occupiers across a number of sectors. The immediate locality has experienced and continues to see significant development activity including the development of The Point Village, The Gibson Hotel and the Convention Centre Dublin. Its attractive location, superior design, world-class infrastructure and transport links, Dublin Landings has a rarity value unmatched in the city.
In Summer 2018, the NTMA is anticipated to be the first occupant, taking 83,000 sq. ft. of the first office block, a 220,000 sq. ft eight storey waterfront building.
Internationally renowned as an expert in Docklands development, and with a number of award winning docklands developments in London, Ballymore has set a new standard in Dublin with this mixed-use scheme. Designed jointly by RKD Architects and Arrow Architects, when constructed, Dublin Landings will create a unique and architecturally striking world-class urban quarter.
In order to achieve the goal of creating a community within the Docklands, architectural variety, both in expression and materiality has been a key focus. The introduction of diversity has created a less polished version of the Docklands which reflects on the experience of Ballymore in London and Scandinavian design approach.
Landscaping has been central to the development of the scheme, ensuring the creation of a distinctive city quarter with a sequence of spaces, streets and green pockets that people will use, love, protect and manage over many years.