A major development of homes, offices, shops and a hotel is set to be built beside Connolly Station.
This is after Dublin City Council granted planning permission for construction of three commercial blocks at the Connolly Quarter development.
Developer Sean Mulryan’s Ballymore confirmed yesterday that they have received the green light from DCC for the project.
The company said in a statement that they expect to create more than 1,000 construction jobs over the next five years that would include apprenticeship and training opportunities at all levels.
Once completed, it is predicted the inner-city development will be home to more than 5,000 people.
The Connolly Quarter will also be the new home to Docklands Boxing Club and St. Joseph’s O’Connell Boys GAA Club, where both clubs will have state-of-the-art new facilities.
Ballymore say the commercial element of the complex will cover 42,670 square metres and will include two office blocks along with a 246-bedroom hotel.
Heights will range from nine to 13 storeys.
Ballymore applied for planning permission for Connolly Quarter from Dublin City Council in the summer and provided further information on the project in October.
Founded by Sean Mulryan and his wife, Bernardine, in 1982, Ballymore is involved in several projects in Dublin, including Capital Dock on the north side of the River Liffey, along with other developments in Leinster.
“I’m delighted to receive planning permission for our commercial proposals at the Connolly Quarter development in the heart of Dublin city,” Mr Mulryan said.
“Throughout this process, we are committed to working with the local community to ensure we provide a state-of-the-art development which complements the existing environment for current and future generations to enjoy.”