The site was acquired at public auction in 2001. It had been the Dublin depot for Eirebus which was re-locating. The office market in this part of Dublin City was beginning to emerge with the IFSC nearing completion. The Grand Canal Dock Development had not started at this time however enabling works for it were underway
In November 2001 an application for planning was lodged with Dublin City Council for a new office development with 30 car spaces in the basement which also contained cyclists and staff shower and locker areas, together with all switch rooms and back up generator facilities. Each office floor measured approx. 15,000 sq.ft which made it ideal for subdivision and maximised the properties flexibility.
Planning was granted in March 2002 with construction commencing shortly afterwards. Approximately 75% of the development was let to Grant Thornton Chartered Accountants prior to completion with the remaining floors let shortly afterwards.
Our team, led by Mark Elliott, was responsible for all funding, planning, design, construction, lettings and sales. The development was carried out in a joint venture with FBD Insurances and was subsequently sold to Irish Life Investment Managers