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Major ‘Florian’ Office Development Receives Approval in Dublin 2

Note: 3D Design Bureau is NOT an agent for the sale or letting of any units within this development.

Dublin City Council (DCC) has granted planning permission for the construction of a new office development, in Adelaide Road, Dublin 2.

3D Design Bureau played a pivotal role in the early stages of this project, conducting a comprehensive daylight and sunlight impact assessment.

Initially undertaken for a pre-application meeting, our work was extended to a full application – ultimately providing the local authority with a precise, reliable daylight and sunlight report. This contribution was instrumental in facilitating the successful acquisition of planning permission despite a number of appeals and observations. Subsequently, our team was called upon to produce an additional impact assessment in response to the planning appeal concerning the scheme, which was eventually withdrawn.

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shadow study of the proposed office development in Dublin 2

Impact assessments are crucial as they determine the potential effects of a proposed development on surrounding properties and the environment. With a project like this, located in a dense urban environment and surrounded by existing residential and commercial buildings, such a report is critical to a planning application and even more so to answer any appeals against a decision by the planning authority.

This major office development, known as Florian, was designed with a focus on amenity, open space, natural light, and energy efficiency. The project entails the demolition of two current office buildings to make way for an eight-storey office building. This new structure will include a single basement alongside a plant level, with a total gross floor area of 28,706 sq.m.

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The approved plan also contains a 170 sq.m. café/restaurant along the southern façade of the building, overlooking the canal. This is set to seamlessly integrate with a proposed public realm plaza space.

The basement level will offer 47 car parking spaces and 360 bicycle parking spaces, alongside 667 sq.m. of additional office accommodation. Access to the basement parking will be via a ramp from Adelaide Road, with a designated bicycle entrance from the canal side.

For those interested in delving deeper into Daylight and Sunlight Assessments, or those that require expert advice on the subject for their project, we invite you to explore our series of articles. These were written to simplify the subject, offering clear guidance through the complexities of impact assessments and their significance in the planning process.

If you require help or advice on any of your projects, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can do so by booking a free consultation or visiting our contact page. We would welcome the opportunity to collaborate with you.

Full Project Details:

Project Name: Florian 30 Adelaide

Project Type: Office Development

Site Location: 25-28 and 29-31, Adelaide Road, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin

Stage: Plans Granted

Planning Documents: Planning Documents

Planning Authority: Dublin City Council

Reference for Planning: 4816/22

Image from daylight and sunlight assessment with colour guide of the proposed development in Dublin 2
Image from daylight and sunlight assessment which shows an outline of the proposed development in Dublin

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