Dublin City Council has granted planning permission to property development firm Ballymore to construct three commercial blocks, which will include a hotel, next to Dublin's Connolly train station.
As reported by The Business Post, the blocks, which will also include shops and offices, will be part of a new development called Connolly Quarter.
When completed, Connolly Quarter will be an 80,000 square metre development that will also include restaurants, bars and homes.
Ballymore applied to Dublin City Council for planning permission for the development of Connolly Quarter last summer and subsequently provided additional information about the project in October. The development of Connolly Quarter is likely to create over 1,000 construction jobs over the next half decade, and it is predicted that the completed Connolly Quarter will become home to over 5,000 people.
The commercial part of Connolly Quarter for which Ballymore has just been granted planning permission will extend to 42,760 metres. Its hotel will have 246 bedrooms.
The Business Post quotes Ballymore chief executive Sean Mulryan as saying, "I'm delighted to receive planning permission for our commercial proposals at the Connolly Quarter development in the heart of Dublin city.
"Throughout this process, we are committed to working with the local community to ensure we provide a state-of-the-art development which complements the existing environment for current and future generations to enjoy."
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