Planning Permission Granted for 75,000 sq ft Office Development Incorporating Historic Warehouse Building

24 July 2018

IPUT plc is pleased to announce that it has secured planning permission to redevelop and restore 30 – 32 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay,

Dublin 2 which is one of the last remaining original warehouse buildings on Dublin’s quays.

This historic building, which was originally used for the importation of tropical fruit into Ireland, sits on the waterfront facing the landmark Samuel Beckett bridge. Designed by Henry J Lyons Architects this cutting-edge scheme will deliver over 70,000 sq. ft. of unique river front offices and will include a new 6 storey office block at the rear overlooking an existing public square.

The original warehouse building will be sensitively restored and the design incorporates the addition of two floating, fully glazed office floors which will cantilever over the protected structure providing panoramic views over the River Liffey.

In keeping with IPUT’s development strategy, the building has been designed to meet the highest sustainability credentials and will also incorporate a significant investment in the public realm, creating a vibrant pedestrian connection to Whitaker Square from the River Liffey activated by a café and an artist studio at street level. The overall
scheme will be developed as the Tropical Fruit Warehouse in recognition of its unique history. Construction is due to commence in Q3 2018 for delivery to the market in Q4 2020.

IPUT Chief Executive, Niall Gaffney, said:

“The Tropical Fruit Warehouse will be an exceptional building, a cutting-edge, efficient modern office space which also incorporates a thoughtful restoration of the historic warehouse buildings. This redevelopment will complement our existing office holdings in the immediate vicinity which extend to over 600,000 sq. ft. and is part of
our long-term strategy to provide buildings that are recognised for the highest standards in design, functionality and sustainability credentials. We are excited about the unique letting opportunity that the Tropical Fruit Warehouse represents which will further support the anticipated 20% growth in our dividends over the next 3-5 years.”

Joint letting agents for the Tropical Fruit Warehouse are Andrew Cunningham of Savills and Aisling Tannam of Cushman & Wakefield.