Seven-storey scheme for SCR Windmill Lane plan appealed


WATCH THIS SPACE:The former Windsor Motors site in Dolphin's Barn, Dublin 8 is set to be transformed into a mixed-use development. Plans for a seven-storey building on the South Circular Road site have been submitted to Dublin City Council.

Two retail units, a primary care health centre, offices and 29 apartments are proposed by developers Touchstone Healthcare Group which lists John Bowen, Fergus Hoban and Tony Hughes as directors.

The residential units, according to the developer, will cater for senior citizens and social housing while the medical centre will include dental and GP suites, a UCD research centre and HSE offices.

Windmill Lane plan appealed

A new plan for the former Windmill Lane studio off Sir John Rogersons Quay has provoked criticism from local resident groups.

Plans for a six-storey office on the site are excessively high and poorly thought out, says Creighton Street Residents Association, one of 15 parties to object to the scheme. The site is home to Windmill Lane Pictures Ltd and formerly housed the studios where U2 recorded their early albums.

The Windmill Hanover Partnership wants to demolish 1-4 Windmill Lane, 1-3 Hanover Street East and 19-20 Creighton Street to make way for the 20,516sq m (220,832sq ft) scheme. A ground level café is proposed at Windmill Lane and a shop at the corner of Hanover St East and Creighton Street.