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November 21, 2007

First view: plans for former offices of The Irish Times

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HKR architects has unveiled images of its design for the former building of The Irish Times which will involve restoring the D’Olier Street side to a shopping destination as was originally intended by the Wide Street Commissioners. Last month Dublin City Council gave Cavan-based builder P Elliott planning permission to redevelop the former newspaper building into a 8,247sq m (90,707sq ft) residential, shopping and office development spanning D’Olier Street and Fleet Street. D’Olier Street is one of the first wide streets planned by the Wide Street Commissioners and was built between 1800 and 1812. It retains more of the Wide Street Commissioners facades than any other street in the city. Numbers 8-10 and 13-16 will be converted into small commercial premises with cellar rooms and mezzanines under high ceilings.

The Irish Times

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