Planning Application

Parnell Square Cultural Quarter New City Library and Public Realm Works

Dublin City Council and PSQ Developments Ltd (Joint Applicants) intend to apply to An Bord Pleanála for the proposed development outlined below, in accordance with Section 175 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 as amended.

 

The Proposed Parnell Square Cultural Quarter Development, including the new Dublin City Library and Public Realm Works at an overall application site area measuring c.0.99 hectares, at Parnell Square North, Dublin 1, comprising in summary:

  • The adaptive re-use of Nos. 20-21 and Nos. 23-28 (former Colaiste Mhuire school, all Protected Structures) Parnell Square North for library and cultural use and ancillary restaurant.
  • The construction of a new 5-storey over basement extension with roof gardens (c.5,720 sq m gross floor area), for library and cultural use, and associated demolition of existing 3-storey Amharclann (theatre) building, single storey atrium and 2-storey return, to the rear of Nos. 23-28 Parnell Square North.
  • The total gross floor area of the existing and new buildings amounts to c.11,198 sq.m.
  • Improvement works to the public realm, including reconfiguration of vehicular roadway (2-lane), parking and set down areas, street furniture, street art and public lighting, widening of footpaths, and relocation of Dublin Bikes Station, at Parnell Square North, to facilitate a new public realm area in the area contained between Parnell Square West and East and the Garden of Remembrance.
  • Modifications to Bethesda Place and Frederick Lane North to facilitate access by service and emergency vehicles to Frederick Lane North.

 

Full details in relation to the proposed development are outlined in the accompanying plans, particulars and EIAR (Environmental Impact Assessment Report, as described in the public notices. A digital copy of these documents is provided below under Sections 1 to 6 of this web page.

 

 

An Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) has been prepared in respect of the Proposed Development.
This application for permission and EIAR will be available for inspection free of charge, or may be purchased on payment of a specified fee (which fee shall not exceed the reasonable cost of making a copy) during public opening hours excluding Bank Holidays at the following locations:

  • The Offices of An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1,
  • The Offices of Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

 

Submissions or observations may be made only to An Bord Pleanála (“the Board”), 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, in respect of:

 

I. The implications of the Proposed Development for proper planning and sustainable development of the area concerned.
II. The likely effects on the environment of the Proposed Development, if carried out.

 

Any submissions/observations must be accompanied by a fee of €50 (except for certain prescribed bodies) and must be received by the Board not later than 5.30 p.m. on the 18th December 2018 and must include the following information:

 

I. the name of the person making the submission or observation, the name of the person acting on his or her behalf, if any, and the address to which any correspondence relating to the application should be sent,
II. the subject matter of the submission or observation, and
III. the reasons, considerations and arguments on which the submission or observation is based in full.

 

Any submissions or observations which do not comply with the above requirements cannot be considered by the Board. The Board may at its absolute discretion hold an Oral Hearing on the application. (For further details see ‘A Guide to Public participation in Strategic Infrastructure Development’ on the Board’s website www.pleanala.ie.)

 

The Board may in respect of an application for permission decide to:

 

(a) (i) grant the permission, or (ii) make such modifications to the Proposed Development as it specifies in its decision and grant permission in respect of the Proposed Development as so modified, or (iii) grant permission in respect of part of the Proposed Development with or without specified modifications of it of the foregoing kind and any of the above decisions may be subject to or without conditions, or

(b) refuse to grant the permission.

 

Any enquiries relating to the application process should be directed to the Strategic Infrastructure Section of the Board (Telephone No. 01 8588100).

 

Any person may question the validity of any such decision of the Board by way of an application for judicial review, under Order 84 of the Rules of the Superior Courts (S.I. No. 15 of 1986, as amended by S.I. No. 691 of 2011), in accordance with section 50 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 as amended. Practical information on the review mechanism can be accessed under the heading ‘information on cases / weekly lists – Judicial Review of Planning Decisions’ on the Board’s website, www.pleanala.ie or on the Citizens Information Service website www.citizensinformation.ie.

 

Should you have any difficulties accessing or viewing the documents contained on this website, please contact Dublin City Public Libraries at the following e-mail address: parnellsquare@dublincity.ie.
 

The plans, particulars of the Planning Application and EIAR (Environmental Impact Assessment Report) may also be downloaded using the links below under Sections 1 to 6 of this web page

 

1. Planning Documentation

 

1. Cover Letter to An Bord Pleanála (583KB)
2. Letters of Support

3. Site Notice (158KB)
4. Newspaper Notices (3MB)
5. Letters to Prescribed Bodies (including Schedule) (8MB)
6. EIAR Portal acknowledgement receipt from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (82KB)
 

2. Planning Application Documents/Reports

 

1. Planning Application Report (8MB)
1.1 Planning Application Report Appendix A: Report on Site Selection (6MB) 
1.2 Planning Application Report Appendix B: Parnell Square Cultural Quarter Vision Document (2MB)
1.3 Planning Application Report Appendix C: Parnell Square Cultural Quarter_Green Hat Report (27MB)
1.4 Planning Application Report Appendix D: Parnell Square Cultural Public Consultation Tracker (138KB)
2. PSCQ Architects Design Statement (31MB)
3. Protected Structures Impact Statement (31MB)
3.1 Protected Structures Impact Statement Appendix A: Building Inventories (16MB)
3.2 Protected Structures Impact Statement Appendix B: Structural Strategy Document (21MB)
3.3 Protected Structures Impact Statement Appendix C: Mechanical and Electrical Strategy Document (14MB)
4. Public Realm and Landscape Report (22MB)
5. Drainage and Watermains Planning Report (17MB)
6. Flood Risk Assessment (1MB)
7. Building Environment, Energy and Sustainability Report (763KB)
8. Outline Construction Management and Waste Management Plan (2MB)
9. Construction Traffic Management Plan (2MB)
10. Traffic and Transport Assessment (21MB) 
11. Travel Plan (2MB)
12. Options Assessment Report (3MB)
13. Appropriate Assessment Screening Report (1.3MB)
14. ARUP Document Issue Register (94KB)
15. Bernard Seymour Landscape Architects Document Schedule (10KB)
16. PSCQ Architects Drawing Issue Sheet (85KB)

 

3. Architectural Drawings

Existing Plans

 

010100 Existing Basement Plan 23 to 28 (183KB)
010101 Existing Ground Floor Plan 23 to 28 (369KB)
010102 Existing First Floor Plan 23 to 28 (334KB)
010103 Existing Second Floor Plan 23 to 28 (282KB)
010104 Existing Third Floor Plan 23 to 28 (273KB)
010105 Existing Roof Plan 23 to 28 (418KB)
010106 Existing Basement, Ground and First Floor Plans 20 and 21 (287KB)
010107 Existing Second, Third and Roof Plans 20 and 21 (205KB)

 

Existing Sections 

 

010200 Existing Section A (487KB)
010201 Existing Section B (789KB)
010202 Existing Section C (696KB)
010203 Existing Sections G and H (541KB)
010204 Existing Section I (489KB)
010205 Existing Sections J and K (275KB)
010206 Existing Sections L and M (333KB)
010207 Existing Section N and O (237KB)

 

Existing Elevations 

 

010300 Existing Contextual Elevations South (E1) and North (E2) (2MB)
010301 Existing North Elevation (E2) 23 to 28 (2MB)
010302 Existing South Elevation (E1) 23 to 28 (3MB)
010303 Existing East Elevation (E4) 23 to 28 (766KB)
010304 Existing South (E1), North (E2), West (E6) & Basement Area (E7) Elevations 20 and 21 (979KB)
010305 Existing Basement Area South Elevation (E7) 23 to 28 (3MB)
010306 Existing Basement Area West Elevation (E8) 23 to 28 (193KB)

 

Site Drawings

 

020000 Site Location Plan (244KB)
020001 Site Layout Plan (5MB)

 

Proposed Plans

 

020100 Proposed Basement Plan 23 to 28 and New Build (284KB)
020101 Proposed Ground Floor Plan 23 to 28 and New Build (475KB)
020102 Proposed First Floor Plan 23 to 28 and New Build (234KB)
020103 Proposed Second Floor Plan 23 to 28 and New Build (310KB)
020104 Proposed Third Floor Plan 23 to 28 and New Build (731KB)
020105 Proposed Fourth Floor Plan 23 to 28 and New Build (691KB)
020106 Proposed Roof Plan 23 to 28 and New Build (781KB)
020107 Proposed Basement, Ground and First Floor Plans 20 and 21 (364KB)
020108 Proposed Second, Third and Roof Plans 20 and 21 (344KB)

 

Proposed Sections

 

020200 Proposed Section A (288KB)
020201 Proposed Section B (572KB)
020202 Proposed Section C (488KB)
020203 Proposed Sections D and E (2MB)
020204 Proposed Section F (159KB)
020205 Proposed Sections G and H (974KB)
020206 Proposed Section I (386KB)
020207 Proposed Sections J and K (388KB)
020208 Proposed Sections L and M (337KB)
020209 Proposed Section N and O (299KB)

 

Proposed Elevations

 

020300 Proposed Contextual Elevations South (E1), North (E2) & West (E3) (7MB)
020301 Proposed North Elevation (E2) 23 to 28 and New Build (2MB)
020302 Proposed South Elevation (E1) 23 to 28 and New Build (2MB)
020303 Proposed East Elevation (E4) 23 to 28 and New Build (759KB)
020304 Proposed Bethesda Place (E9) and Frederick Lane North (E5) Elevations 23 to 28 and New Build (417KB)
020305 Proposed South (E1), North (E2), West (E6) and Basement Area (E7) Elevations 20 and 21 (2MB)
020306 Proposed Basement Area South Elevation (E7) 23 to 28 (2MB)
020307 Proposed Basement Area West Elevation (E8) 23 to 28 (204KB)

 

4. Engineering Drawings

 

C001 Existing Drainage and Watermain Layout (295KB)
C002 Proposed External Drainage and Watermain Layout (3MB)
C003 Proposed Lower Ground Floor Drainage Layout (3MB)

 

5. Landscape Drawings

 

1 Public Realm – Existing Plan (2MB)
2 Public Realm – Proposed Plan (6MB)
3 Public Realm – Render Plan (7MB)
4 Public Realm – Existing Section 1A (943KB)
5 Public Realm – Proposed Section 1A (5MB)
6 Public Realm – Existing Section 1B (817KB)
7 Public Realm – Proposed Section 1B (5MB)
8 Public Realm – Existing Section 1C (852KB)
9 Public Realm – Proposed Section 1C (5MB)
10 Public Realm – Existing Section 2 (615KB)
11 Public Realm – Proposed Section 2 (1MB)
12 Public Realm – Existing Section 3 (595KB)
13 Public Realm – Proposed Section 3 (1MB)

 

6. Environmental Impact Assessment Report

 

Volume 1 – Written Statement 

 

Volume 1, Chapter 0, Front Cover of Folder (1MB)
Volume 1, Chapter A1,  Front Cover (1MB)
Chapter 1.  Introduction (1MB)
Chapter 2. Non-Technical Summary (4MB)
Chapter 3. Description of Proposed Development (21MB)
Chapter 4. Consideration of Alternatives (7MB)
Chapter 5.1. Population (9MB)
Chapter 5.2. Human Health (1MB)
Chapter 5.3. Cultural Heritage – Architectural Heritage (16MB)
Chapter 5.4. Material Assets – Archaeology (7MB)
Chapter 5.5. Material Assets – Transportation (7MB)
Chapter 5.6. Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (8MB)
Chapter 5.7. Biodiversity (11MB)
Chapter 5.8. Soil and Geology (including ‘Land’) (619KB)
Chapter 5.9. Water (Drainage, Supply, Flood Risk and Groundwater) (3MB)
Chapter 5.10. Air – Noise and Vibration (11MB)
Chapter 5.11. Climate and Climate Change – Air Quality (385KB)
Chapter 5.12. Climate – Sunlight Analysis (391KB)
Chapter 5.13. Climate – Daylight Analysis (349KB)
Chapter 5.14. Material Assets – Waste Management (159KB)
Chapter 6. Summary of Mitigation Measures (527KB)
Chapter 7. Summary of Residual Impacts (138KB)
Chapter 8. Environmental Interactions and Cumulative Impact (277KB)
Chapter 9. Difficulties encountered in Compiling any Specified Information (42KB)
Chapter 10. Forecasting Methods Used (36KB)
Chapter 11. Bibliography (153KB)

 

Volume 2 – Appendices

 

Volume 2, Front Cover of Folder (1MB)
Volume 2, Front Cover Table of Contents (1MB)
A1.1 List of experts (1MB)
A3.1 Outline Construction Management and Waste Management Plan (2MB)
A3.2 Construction Traffic Management Plan (2MB)
A3.3 Extract from the PSIS (Protected Structures Impact Statement) Outline Schedule of Proposed Works – Existing Buildings (481KB)
A5.3.1 NIAH (National Inventory of Architectural Heritage) Listing Extract (252KB)
A5.4.1 Archaeological Assessment Testing Report (8MB)
A5.4.2 Osteological Analysis Report (532KB)
A5.4.3 RMP (Record of Monuments and Places) Sites within the Surrounding Area (70KB)
A5.4.4 Stray finds within the Surrounding Area (38KB)
A5.4.5 Legislation Protecting the Archaeological Resource (69KB)
A5.4.6 Impact Assessment and the Cultural Heritage Resource (49KB)
A5.4.7 Mitigation Measures and the Cultural Heritage Resource (47KB)
A5.7.1 Criteria for Ecological Evaluation (78KB)
A5.7.2 SACs (Special Areas of Conservation) and SPAs (Special Protection Areas)Located within 15km of proposed development site and pNHAs (proposed Natural Heritage Areas) located within 5km of proposed development site (120KB)
A5.10.1 Construction Noise and Vibration Mitigation Measures (127KB)
A5.11.1 Ambient Air Quality Standards (44KB)
A5.11.2 Dust Minimisation Plan recommended dust mitigation as per IAQM (Institute of Air Quality Management) Guidance (61KB)
A5.14.1 Construction and Demolition Waste Management Plan (174KB)
A5.14.2 Operational Waste Management Plan (413KB)

 

Volume 3 – Maps and Plans

 

Volume 3, Front Cover (1MB)
A5.6.1 Photomontages: Assessment of the Visual Impact on the Built Environment (21MB)
A5.12.1 and 5.13.1 Sunlight Daylight Access Impact Analysis (6MB)

 

A3 Copies of Drawings

 

Architectural Drawings

 

010100 Existing Basement Plan 23 to 28 (183KB)
010101 Existing Ground Floor Plan 23 to 28 (369KB)
010102 Existing First Floor Plan 23 to 28 (334KB)
010103 Existing Second Floor Plan 23 to 28 (282KB)
010104 Existing Third Floor Plan 23 to 28 (273KB)
010105 Existing Roof Plan 23 to 28 (418KB)
010106 Existing Basement, Ground and First Floor Plans 20 and 21 (287KB)
010107 Existing Second, Third and Roof Plans 20 and 21 (205KB)

010200 Existing Section A (487KB)
010201 Existing Section B (789KB)
010202 Existing Section C (696KB)
010203 Existing Sections G and H (541KB)
010204 Existing Section I (489KB)
010205 Existing Sections J and K (275KB)
010206 Existing Sections L and M (333KB)
010207 Existing Section N and O (237KB)

010300 Existing Contextual Elevations South (E1) and North (E2) (2MB)
010301 Existing North Elevation (E2) 23 to 28 (2MB)
010302 Existing South Elevation (E1) 23 to 28 (3MB)
010303 Existing East Elevation (E4) 23 to 28 (766KB)
010304 Existing South (E1), North (E2), West (E6) & Basement Area (E7) Elevations 20 and 21 (979KB)
010305 Existing Basement Area South Elevation (E7) 23 to 28 (3MB)
010306 Existing Basement Area West Elevation (E8) 23 to 28 (193KB)

020000 Site Location Plan (244KB)
020001 Site Layout Plan (5MB)

020100 Proposed Basement Plan 23 to 28 and New Build (284KB)
020101 Proposed Ground Floor Plan 23 to 28 and New Build (475KB)
020102 Proposed First Floor Plan 23 to 28 and New Build (234KB)
020103 Proposed Second Floor Plan 23 to 28 and New Build (310KB)
020104 Proposed Third Floor Plan 23 to 28 and New Build (731KB)
020105 Proposed Fourth Floor Plan 23 to 28 and New Build (691KB)
020106 Proposed Roof Plan 23 to 28 and New Build (781KB)
020107 Proposed Basement, Ground and First Floor Plans 20 and 21 (364KB)
020108 Proposed Second, Third and Roof Plans 20 and 21 (344KB)

020200 Proposed Section A (288KB)
020201 Proposed Section B (572KB)
020202 Proposed Section C (488KB)
020203 Proposed Sections D and E (2MB)
020204 Proposed Section F (159KB)
020205 Proposed Sections G and H (974KB)
020206 Proposed Section I (386KB)
020207 Proposed Sections J and K (388KB)
020208 Proposed Sections L and M (337KB)
020209 Proposed Section N and O (299KB)

020300 Proposed Contextual Elevations South (E1), North (E2) & West (E3) (7MB)
020301 Proposed North Elevation (E2) 23 to 28 and New Build (2MB)
020302 Proposed South Elevation (E1) 23 to 28 and New Build (2MB)
020303 Proposed East Elevation (E4) 23 to 28 and New Build (759KB)
020304 Proposed Bethesda Place (E9) and Frederick Lane North (E5) Elevations 23 to 28 and New Build (417KB)
020305 Proposed South (E1), North (E2), West (E6) and Basement Area (E7) Elevations 20 and 21 (2MB)
020306 Proposed Basement Area South Elevation (E7) 23 to 28 (2MB)
020307 Proposed Basement Area West Elevation (E8) 23 to 28 (204KB)

 

Engineering Drawings

 

C001 Existing Drainage and Watermain Layout (295KB)
C002 Proposed External Drainage and Watermain Layout (3MB)
C003 Proposed Lower Ground Floor Drainage Layout (3MB)

 

Landscape Drawings

 

1 Public Realm – Existing Plan (2MB)
2 Public Realm – Proposed Plan (6MB)
3 Public Realm – Render Plan (7MB)
4 Public Realm – Existing Section 1A (943KB)
5 Public Realm – Proposed Section 1A (5MB)
6 Public Realm – Existing Section 1B (817KB)
7 Public Realm – Proposed Section 1B (5MB)
8 Public Realm – Existing Section 1C (852KB)
9 Public Realm – Proposed Section 1C (5MB)
10 Public Realm – Existing Section 2 (615KB)
11 Public Realm – Proposed Section 2 (1MB)
12 Public Realm – Existing Section 3 (595KB)
13 Public Realm – Proposed Section 3 (1MB)