Denis O’Brien’s Jepview secures planning permission for extra floors at Grand Canal office blocks

Dublin City Council had already given the green light to 15-storey and eight-storey office blocks

Businessman Denis O’Brien’s Jepview has secured planning permission for an additional two floors for his office blocks at Grand Canal Quay in Dublin.

Dublin City Council had already given the green light for a 15-storey and an eight-storey office block in Dublin’s docklands to Mr O’Brien’s Jepview Ltd.

Jepview Ltd has secured planning permission for an expanded office block with the council allowing the eight-storey block be increased to 10 storeys.

The decision will allow Jepview increase the office floor space in that office block from 7,993sq m to 9,345sq m.


The site currently comprises a single-storey warehouse which extends to the full area of the site. The council planner’s report on the proposal recommended planning permission after concluding that the redevelopment of the site, with the increase in footfall, vibrancy and functionality, would likely have significant economic benefits for the area.

The report stated that it had to be acknowledged that the proposed development would “significantly regenerate and likely rejuvenate a subject site in proximity to public transport connections and the proposal will deliver a number of the core objectives of the Dublin City Development Plan”.

One of the documents lodged as part of the planning application was a letter of consent from Denis O’Brien of Seventh Floor, One Grand Canal Quay as owner of No 1 Grand Canal Quay giving his permission for it to be included in the Jepview planning application.

Planning consultant for Jepview, Kevin Hughes, told the council the proposed development would “make a positive contribution to the surrounding streetscape and will integrate well with the existing and emerging character featuring along Grand Canal Quay”.

Mr Hughes said the main aim of the proposal was to improve upon the high standard of office space with the proposed building acting as a “marker” along Grand Canal Quay and had been designed to illustrate a high standard of architectural finish.

Gordon Deegan

Gordon Deegan

Gordon Deegan is a contributor to The Irish Times