Kennedy Wilson advances development in Dublin Docklands

Business | Fri 22 Jul | Author – Business & Finance
Capital Dock

Real estate investment firm Kennedy Wilson, in a joint venture including NAMA, advances on its Capital Dock development on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in Dublin 2 by appointing construction company John Sisk & Son.

The contract is one of the largest commercial development contracts undertaken in the Irish market in recent years.

John Sisk & Son has already been on site at Capital Dock since late last year. The first of three office buildings is due to be delivered in late 2017, followed by 190 residential apartments in mid-2018.

Kennedy Wilson also welcomed the recent news from Dublin City Council of the timetable for completion of the new Dodder Bridge, expected to be complete by 2020 will join the east end of Sir John Rogerson’s Quay with Ringsend.

The scheme has been designed by the award-winning Irish architecture firm O’Mahony Pike and draws on the architecture of Dublin’s industrial and docklands heritage.

Alison Rohan, head of Ireland for Kennedy Wilson, said: “Kennedy Wilson is delivering on the largest mixed use development in South Docklands. We expect it will appeal to both Irish and international companies looking for a location in the heart of the capital, and from which to grow their business. We are pleased to be partnering again with John Sisk & Son, on this flagship project.

She continued: “Furthermore, the new Dodder Bridge is an essential piece of infrastructure not only for the South Docklands area but for Dublin in general and we are delighted that this has been prioritised by Dublin City Council.”

Stephen Bowcott, managing director of John Sisk & Son, commented: “This is our fourth contract with Kennedy Wilson which reinforces the strong relationship based on the great teamwork needed to deliver complex projects. The relationship between Kennedy Wilson, Sisk and the supply chain will ensure we deliver this landmark project to the highest quality and safety standards.”