Green REIT in the media

The Irish Times reports on the development of Green REIT plc’s new Dublin city centre landmark office building One Molesworth Street.

One Moleswoth Street's Dawson Street frontage will provide an entrance to 2,145 sq m of retail facilities at ground and lower ground level.
One Moleswoth Street’s Dawson Street frontage will provide an entrance to 2,145 sq m of retail facilities at ground and lower ground level.

“Demolition of a dated 1970s office and retail building at the junction of Dawson Street and Molesworth Street in Dublin city centre has begun in preparation for its replacement by a high-quality two-dimensional block. Green Reit is due to spend close to €30 million on developing a five-storey over double basement modern building after buying the existing premises for €23 million.

“The company is expected to spend almost three months on the demolition work which follows the dismissal by An Bord Pleanála of an objection by An Taisce against the replacement of the present block by “an oversized, aggrandised and unnecessary statement building”.

“No one is denying that the planned building, to be known as One Molesworth Street and designed by Henry J Lyons, will be radically different to the old headquarters of the Royal and Sun Alliance.

“The Dawson Street frontage will provide a fitting entrance to 2,145sq m (23,089sq ft) of retail facilities at ground and lower-ground level with a distinctive street frontage featuring vertical glass fins, solid bronze and a distinctive bronze anodised brisle soleil.

“In comparison, the Molesworth Street façade will be finished with high-quality natural stone and glass featuring an attractive double-height reception area for the 6,611sq m (71,159sq ft) of offices.

“The fourth and penthouse floors will have dedicated terrace areas with panoramic views over the city centre.”

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