The Connolly Quarter, as it will be known, will include 82,000 sq m (883,000 sq ft) of mixed-use space, comprising 50,000 sq m (540,000 sq ft) of offices, a hotel and apartments.
The single largest office space within the development is a block of up to seven storeys which will be 13,450 sq m (145,000 sq ft) at the junction of Seville Place and the construction of a new street linking Seville Place and Sheriff Street Lower.
Ballymore’s success in securing the tender for the 3.2 hectare (7.9 acre) site comes just weeks after developer Richard Barrett’s Bartra Capital Property Group was selected as CIE’s partner for a new high-rise office scheme at Grand Canal Quay in Dublin’s south docklands area.
Upon completion, the 0.87 acre Boston Sidings site will accommodate up to 120,000 sq ft of office space. Boston Sidings derives its name from its previous use by CIE as sidings for its trains.
The site is next to Grand Canal Dart station, and has frontage onto both Macken Street and Grand Canal Quay and Clanwilliam Terrace.