Thursday, 31 March 2016

Green light for plan to build Dublin’s tallest office block


Plans for Dublin’s tallest office block, a 73m-tall (240ft) building at the Point Village at the northside entrance to the city’s docklands, have been granted permission by Dublin City Council. 

The building, called the Exo in reference to its “exoskeleton” external supporting structure, will be built on the site of what was to be Ireland’s tallest building, Harry Crosbie’s “Watchtower”, which at 120m would have been the same height as the Spire in O’Connell Street. 

Read the full story in the Irish Times here.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

New children's hospital could cost €60m more than estimated


The cost of the new children's hospital could be up to €60m higher, than previous estimates.
The Irish Times reports that a confidential assessment shows that the bill for building the new hospital could be significantly higher, because of inflation in the construction sector.
It is estimated to run at 7.5%, rather than the 3% previously projected.
The new National Children's Hospital will be built on the campus of St James' Hospital in Dublin.
The total cost of the hospital is estimated to be around €700m.

Read the Breaking News article here.

Cost of children’s hospital could be €60m above estimate

The Irish Times has reported that the Government has been warned the cost of building the new national children’s hospital could be up to €60 million higher than originally envisaged.

Remainder of the article here.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Decision on children’s hospital delayed up to three months

A decision on planning permission for the new National Children’s Hospital has been delayed by up to three months.
An Bord Plean├íla was due to make a decision on the €650 million project by next week, but now says a decision will be announced before May 12th.
The board says the delay is due to the “complexity of issues in the case”, according to a letter being sent to interested parties this week.
Two weeks of oral hearings were held last November and December into the project, which is planned for a site at St James’s Hospital in Dublin.
The hearings heard opposition to the building of the project at St James’s from a variety of groups, including local residents, children’s charities and retired medical personnel.

Read the full article @ The Irish Times