Works progressing: Grafton Street-style shopping centre Nassau Street

Nassau Street is to see a €58m commercial development

Two investment companies who are set to extend Grafton Street-style shopping on to adjoining Nassau Street have received planning approval for a €58m, 7,432sq m (80,000sq ft) retail development.

Investors Meyer Bergman and Kells ICAV hope it will appeal to international traders looking for large stores in Dublin city centre.

The redevelopment of the low-density site at the axis of Nassau Street and Dawson Street will also include about 9,290sq m (100,000 sq ft) of offices on the upper floors.

Architectural CGI of Nassau Street shopping centre
Architectural CGI of Nassau Street shopping centre

The plan to replace nine relatively small outlets with several large-format stores coincides with moves by some landlords on Grafton Street and Henry Street to opt for similar floor plates by amalgamating adjoining premises.

The Nassau Street plan includes retail facilities on three levels – basement, ground and mezzanine – and four floors of offices overhead with the main entrance to the offices off Dawson Street. About 50 basement parking spaces will be dropped to a new lower level.

The modern redevelopment of the existing buildings on Nassau Street was designed by architects, Henry J. Lyons. CGI consultants, 3D Design Bureau worked with Henry J. Lyons to build verified view montages and architectural CGIs for both planning and marketing purposes.

Architectural CGI of Nassau Street shopping centre
Architectural visualisation of Nassau Street shopping centre

Full project details:

Project name: €58m commercial development, Nassau Street, Dublin.

Planning stage: Plans granted

Planning documents: Dublin City Council

Floor Area: 22837 m2

Site Area: 0.36 hectares

Storeys: 6

Car parking: 50

Architectural visualisation of Nassau Street shopping centre
Architectural visualisation of Nassau Street shopping centre

Development team:

Promoter – Meyer Bergman: consistently create visionary solutions by leveraging our competitive advantage; innovative design concepts, active asset management and astute investment acumen. They are based London, UK.

Promoter – Kells ICAV: are based in Dublin 4, Ireland.

Architect – Henry J Lyons Architects: are experts in architecture, interior design, masterplanning and heritage projects and bringing over 100 years of experience. They are based in Dublin 2, Ireland.

Project Manager – Lafferty Design & Development Limited: is a dynamic design led solutions company, set up to achieve highly effective project delivery, focused on client/stakeholder objectives and optimal investment return. They are based in Dublin 16, Ireland.

Planning Consultant – Declan Brassil And Company: Declan Brassil & Co. is one of Ireland’s leading Planning Consultancy Practices. They are based in Dublin 7, Ireland.

Structural Engineer – Molony And Millar: offer a high level of
expertise in concrete, steel design, masonry and timber with fresh ideas to enable the project to run efficiently. They are based in Dublin 14, Ireland.

Mech & Elec Engineer – Environmental Design Partnership: is a modern practice operating in excess of 10 years providing dynamic concepts and lateral thinking in the application of advanced technology to achieving client satisfaction & successful project completion. They are based in Dublin 12, Ireland.

Landscape Consultant – Mitchell & Associates: is a multidisciplinary design practice incorporating Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Arboriculture and Environmental Impact Assessment at its core. They are based in Dublin 9, Ireland.

Environmental Engineer – Awn Consulting Limited: AWN Consulting is a multidisciplinary consultancy offering specialist design advice, expert witness and litigation support in respect of a wide range of engineering and environmental disciplines. It is an Irish owned company with its Head Office in Dublin and a Regional Office in Cork.

Environmental Engineer – Scott Cawley Environmental Consultants: Scott Cawley Ltd is one of Ireland’s longest established, largest and most successful ecological consultancies with expertise in providing ecological survey, impact assessment and management services to planning and development-related sectors. They are based in Dublin 4, Ireland.

Conservation Engineer – Courtney Deery Heritage Consultancy Limited: Courtney Deery is an archaeological and cultural heritage consultancy that provides a comprehensive, professional and personal service to both public and private sectors. They are based in Dublin 16, Ireland.

Conservation Engineer – Cathal Crimmins Architects: are based in Dublin 4, Ireland.

Transport Consultant – Atkins Ireland Limited: Specialise in design, engineering and project management consultancies. They are based in Swords, Dublin, Ireland.

Main Contractor – John Sisk and Son Limited: Specialise in design, planning, construction, delivery, and ongoing maintenance of buildings and infrastructural assets. They are based in Dublin 22, Ireland