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November 26, 2009

Bord rejects 26-storey tower planned for Royal Liver Retail Park in D12

Plans to provide a large mixed-use development, including a 26-storey building, on the site of the former Royal Liver Retail Park on the Naas Road in Dublin 12 have been turned down by An Bord Pleanála.The board held that, by virtue of its height and scale, the 26-storey block would be out of character with the area and would be contrary to proper planning and sustainable development.

The Fitzwilliam Partnership, which paid in the region of €60 million for the park over four years ago, had sought permission for a mixed-use development of 93,151sq m (1.003 million sq ft) in six blocks of five to 11 storeys with the feature block climbing to 26 storeys.

The scheme was also to have two basement levels that would accommodate 673 car-parking spaces. The development was to have included a 191-bedroom hotel; a 75-unit apart-hotel; 248 apartments; medical centre; banking hall; 23,615sq m (254,189sq ft) of offices; three live-work units; a public library; 35 retail units extending to 15,822sq m (170,306sq ft); five restaurants and childcare facilities.

The Irish Times

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