Kennedy Wilson and its equity partners have launched its newest Dublin campus development, Coopers Cross. The company has submitted plans for the office element of the larger scheme, designed by leading Irish architects, Henry J Lyons, to provide over 390,000ft² NIA (net internal area) of Grade A office space across two buildings with basement, lower ground and up to six stories above ground level. The units have been designed for maximum efficiency and flexibility with bright, open floor plates and will target the highest certification and sustainability standards, including NZEB, LEED Platinum, BREEAM Outstanding and WELL Platinum. The buildings will house 800 cycling spaces, further enhancing its green credentials.
A significant focus has been placed on public realm within the scheme, which will see the connection of the commercial space with the residential development via one acre of extensive landscaping and the largest outdoor public park in the North Docks. A generous public square and accessible multi-functional Town Hall space will connect the office and retail through a stepped street to provide a further public amenity for local residents, office occupiers and visitors to the campus.
Peter Collins, President of Kennedy Wilson Europe, said: “Kennedy Wilson, as a developer and long-term owner, is excited to bring this new visionary mixed-use campus, extending to almost six acres in the heart of the North Docks, focused on further extending our portfolio of sustainable developments. The North Docks is fast-becoming a destination of choice for Irish and multi-national companies seeking modern, flexible floorplates within close proximity of public transport, the Port Tunnel and Dublin Airport, where Coopers Cross will add to the significant regeneration already underway. Following on from the success of our 4.8-acre Capital Dock campus development in the South Docks, bringing together top office occupiers, retailers and residents to Dublin’s newest urban quarter, we look forward to creating a further transformational hub for social, cultural and business activity in the heart of the North Docks for companies wishing to grow their business in a vibrant new campus to base their headquarters.”