Hammerson has appointed a design team for its planned regeneration project in Dublin’s north inner-city known as Dublin Central. The expanded team, including several renowned Irish practices, will advance existing proposals to bring forward planning applications in the first half of 2021. The scheme will occupy a significant position in Dublin 1, with site frontage to Upper O’Connell Street, Parnell Street, Moore Street and Henry Street. Proposals are for a mixed-use development including workspace, residential, hotel, restaurant and retail uses set within new pedestrian links and public spaces.
The design team will be led by Acme Architects under Friedrich Ludewig. Acme has been appointed since 2018 as lead architect and has brought forward a new masterplan for the project. The practice has a longstanding partnership with Hammerson, having delivered award-winning UK projects including Victoria Gate in Leeds, Westquay South in Southampton and Highcross in Leicester. Joining the team are some of Ireland’s finest design talent from renowned agencies: Grafton, MOLA and RKD.
The Dublin Central scheme is one of the city’s largest regeneration projects and will act as a catalyst for further economic growth and redevelopment in the north inner-city with potential for up to 9,400 construction jobs and up to 2,500 thereafter.
Simon Betty, Managing Director City Quarters, Hammerson, said: “We have assembled an outstanding design team, boasting the best of Irish architectural expertise, to undertake this important project. These award-winning architects are renowned for their iconic designs at home and abroad and will work alongside Acme to make Dublin Central the embodiment of a modern, innovative outward-looking city while complementing the area’s unique history and culture. Dublin Central presents an exceptional opportunity to create a landmark quarter in Dublin’s north inner city. We are delighted to have appointed a full design team for the project and are looking forward to bringing the ambitious vision and plans for Dublin Central to life.”