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Published in Commercial Property on 30/07/2018

Plans Granted to Demolish College House on College Green


CNI Editor reports

Marlet Property Group has been cleared to demolish the nine-storey College House on College Green in Dublin and replace it with a 10-storey mixed-use development.

An Bord Pleanála has given the green light to the Marlet Property Group for the redevelopment on the site of the old Screen Cinema site on Dublin’s Townsend St. The plan is to include a 520-seat venue. Paddy McKillen Jnr’s Press Up group has confirmed to the city council that it is at an advanced stage of negotiations with Marlet Group subsidiary, Balark to operate the venue.

Last December, consultants for receivers Tom O’Brien and Simon Coyle, who are leading the redevelopment of the Apollo House site and Hawkins House with the OPW put the Balark plan on hold when they appealed the city council planning permission to An Bord Pleanála.

Now, in a comprehensive decision giving the project the go-ahead, the appeals board states that the plan will “integrate satisfactorily with the surrounding existing development including the proposed redevelopment of adjoining sites at Hawkins House and Apollo House”.

As part of the grant, the applicants are to pay €1m towards infrastructure and €588,582 towards the Luas Cross City Scheme.