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New mixed-use development planned for prime city centre location

Note: 3D Design Bureau is NOT acting as a sales agent for any property within this development

Aviva has officially submitted a planning application to Dublin City Council (DCC) for a new mixed-use development on Merrion Row, Dublin 2.

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The proposed scheme will involve the demolition of an existing building and an adjacent two-storey structure. This will make way for a new part 4 and 5-storey building that will house retail and restaurant spaces, along with an office reception. The outlined plans also detail the restoration and change of use of an existing building on the site.

Currently housing a restaurant, residential units, and a wine bar, the space will be transformed to feature three two-storey residential townhouses, each with direct access from Merrion Court.

If approved, the scheme will also feature bicycle storage facilities, electric vehicle charging stations at the ground floor level, and additional storage units.

The new mixed-use development, if approved, boasts a prime location on Dublin’s south side, offering easy access to iconic city landmarks such as St. Stephen’s Green Park, Grafton Street, and Trinity College. Looking ahead, the Merrion Row project is set to substantially gain from the much-awaited MetroLink rail project, which will include a station at St. Stephen’s Green East.

MetroLink originally proposed in 2005, is poised to significantly enhance the city’s public transportation network, by developing 16 stations connecting Swords to Charlemont terminating less than 300M from this proposed site.

As CGI consultants, 3D Design Bureau collaborated with the design team to craft both Presentation Photomontages and technical Verified View Montages (VVM). These visual solutions were an integral part of the planning application submitted to Dublin City Council.

What are photomontages?

Verified View Montages (VVM) are technically accurate images of a proposed development from various locations in the vicinity of a proposed development. They aid local authorities in evaluating the potential visual impact the proposed development may have on its surrounding environment.

Presentation Photomontages are similar in nature but with artistic licences afforded to them in their creation. They showcase a development from a close-up perspective and provide a vivid representation of the development. The ones produced for this project, in particular, showcase the Merrion Row scheme during nighttime hours.

Presentation photomontage of the proposed development in Dublin city centre
Presentation photomontage of the proposed development in Dublin city centre

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Full Project Details:

Project Name: €4m – Office/Retail Development, Dublin 2

Project Type: Mixed-use

Site Location: 13 & 13a Merrion Row and 12a, 12b, 12c, 12d and 5 Merrion Court, Dublin 2 D02 AP80, Co. Dublin

Stage: Plans Submitted

Planning Documents: Planning Documents

Planning Authority: Dublin City Council

Reference for Planning: 4432/23

Verified View montage of the proposed development in Dublin city centre for visual impact assessment(proposed)

Development Team:

Promoter:  Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland Designated Activity Company is an insurance, wealth & retirement provider. They have operations in the UK, Ireland, and Canada.

Architect: ALTU Architects is a design-led architectural practice. They are based in Ireland with offices also in Poland.

Planning Consultant: John Spain Associates is a planning and development consultancy firm that offers services in a variety of types of planning projects throughout Ireland.

Mech & Elec Engineer: SEHA Technical Services Limited designs energy-effective Mechanical and Electrical building services systems for all forms of commercial, educational, residential, industrial and institutional. They are based in Dublin.

Consulting Engineer: Lohan and Donnelly is a Dublin-based specialist engineering consultancy providing services in the field of Civil/Structural Engineering Design and Temporary Works Design in both Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Landscape Consultant: Cunnane Stratton Reynolds provides town planning, landscape architecture, environmental assessment and arboriculture services to developers and the public sector throughout Ireland and the UK.

Environmental Engineer: DKP International is an engineering consultancy practice providing clients with economic, environmental, and technical design expertise.

Conservation Architect: Molloy & Associates is an architectural conservation practice, with extensive experience working in the development of complex historical environments.

Transport Consultant: NRB Consulting Engineers offer services such as traffic engineer, consulting engineer, traffic impact assessment and transportation impact assessment.

CGI Consultants: 3D Design Bureau – are digital construction specialists, which offer premium level 3D services to the AEC industry, including high-quality 3D solutions for planning, marketing, BIM, and virtual tours. They are based in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.