Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

BACKGROUND

To achieve planning permission for new office building to replace the existing 4 storey Franklin House on Pembroke Road in Ballsbridge by maximizing the development potential of the site.

CHALLENGES

The site had a negative planning history, with permission previously refused for a replacement office building by An Bord Pleanala.
The site bounded a Conservation Area and faced opposition from 3rd parties on grounds of overdevelopment and inappropriate demolition of the existing building.

OUTCOME

Permission was granted by Dublin City Council and upheld by An Bord Pleanala following a 3rd Party appeal. Permission was granted for a 5 storey over lower ground level building, achieving more that double the existing floorspace on site.

Our inputs included preplanning consultation with Dublin City Council, management of the planning application process, provision of a robust Planning Application Report and responding to issues raised in 3rd party appeals.