Following news earlier this week that the Rhatigan Group has been given the go ahead for a €35 million extension to the Radisson Blu hotel on Golden Lane, An Bord Pleanála has approved the firm's plans to construct a new mixed use building in Dublin.
The Irish Independent reports that the proposed six-storey development will encompass a two-storey convention centre, exhibition gallery, heritage space, a ground floor café and 86 apartments. Planning permission was granted to the group despite objections from An Taisce, who asserted that the building, which will be located close to Golden Lane, would negatively affect the setting of protected structures at Dublin Castle.
However, An Bord Pleanála overruled the objections, stating that the scale of proposed development would not have any significant adverse impact on other property or amenities in the vicinity.
Commenting on the plans' approval, managing director of the Rhatigan Group Padraig Rhatigan said, "Obviously we are delighted to receive a positive decision for what we believe to be a very high quality and appropriate scheme which will complement the development we have already completed in the area."