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Objections Raised To Proposed Dublin Docklands Hotel

By Dave Simpson

Plans by developer Harry Crosbie to convert his Dublin quayside home into a luxury four-star 19-bedroom hotel have been met with objections from a number of local residents.

According to The Irish Independent, part of the developers plan for the property at 9 Hanover Quay in the capital involve the addition of two extra floors to the existing two-storey premises, as well as a bar, restaurant, gallery and performance space, while each of the proposed hotel's bedrooms would have balconies overlooking the water.

Consultants for Basin Holdings stated that the proposed venue would be "an iconic building for the Dublin Docklands and Hanover Quay and shall contribute significantly to the city as an enhanced tourist destination and place to meet".

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However, objections have been lodged with Dublin City Council by a number of residents of the area, including Phil Costelloe, who stated, "since purchasing my home in 2007, I have experienced a massive decline in the value of my home due to economic reasons. Thankfully, the value of my home has come somewhat close to what I originally paid for it…this proposed four-storey development at 9 Hanover Quay would absolutely decimate the value of my home".

Meanwhile, Longboat Quay resident Graeme Roche said, "if additional floors are added to the structure at 9 Hanover Quay, our apartment would become almost entirely boxed in…the proposed development at 9 Hanover Quay would remove all remaining natural light and privacy".

A decision on the matter is due to be given next month.

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