Boland’s Quay progresses ahead of arrival of main contractor

Business, Economy | Wed 6 Apr | Author – Business & Finance

Boland’s Quay will provide three new landmark buildings comprising office, residential, retail and cultural space and will accommodate up to 2,500 workers when complete.

Speaking ahead of the official marketing launch for the project, Mark Reynolds of Savills said a main contractor will be appointed by the end of July, with a view to being on-site at the beginning of September.

Planning for the development of Boland’s Quay, which is situated at the iconic Boland’s Mill site in Dublin’s Docklands, was approved last July – just six months after the initial planning application was lodged.

Significant progress has been made on advancing the project, which is due for completion in 2018. Demolition works to remove the existing silos are well underway and due for completion in June 2016.

In addition, a specialist conservation contractor will be appointed by the end of April to restore the existing protected mill buildings on-site, which will be converted for commercial and residential use.

Designed by Dublin architectural practice, Burke Kennedy Doyle, the development will also involve the development of a new civic plaza looking onto the waterfront at Grand Canal Dock.

Michael Cleary from the Boland’s Quay Development Group commented: “The SDZ fast-track planning scheme introduced by Dublin City Council has enabled us to advance this project in a very short period of time and the project delivery team are progressing full steam ahead with the development. On completion in 2018 this significant construction project will become a landmark office development in the resurgent Dublin Docklands area.”