Docklands plan on track with new Kent station development to be approved

Docklands plan on track with new Kent station development to be approved

How Horgan’s Quay will look after the new development is completed.

PLANNING permission is to be granted this week for one of the city's biggest office, retail and residential developments.

City Hall planners are to make their final ruling on the €160 million plan for Horgan's Quay, which includes office space for 5,000 people, as well as more than 230 apartments and a 136-bed hotel on a 6.1 acre site next to Kent Station.

It’s understood that no major issues are anticipated in the planning process, clearing the way for the development to progress as soon as possible.

The ambitious plans were unveiled last summer by HQ Developments Limited, a joint venture by Clarendon Properties and BAM Ireland. They were formally submitted last Autumn, with City Hall seeking more detailed information within weeks of the submission.

Information on pedestrian access, parking and public realm plans were accordingly submitted by the developers.

The deadline for a decision on the plan, which is viewed as a crucial component in the redevelopment of the north docklands, is Friday.

If approved, it will draw a line under a two-decade long saga surrounding the site which was once the proposed home to an events centre, as well a technology park and more than 1,000 apartments.

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