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New planning application submitted for #ParkShopping Centre redevelopment

A new planning application has been submitted to An Bord Pleanála to redevelop the Park Shopping Centre site along Prussia Street.

As you know I have been monitoring plans for this site and have worked to keep you updated of what is being proposed in a new application. Now that a revised planning application has been lodged with An Bord Pleanála under the terms of the Strategic Housing Development process, I have outlined some of the key aspects of the application, when it was submitted, the timeframe for the lodging of submissions and observations as well as providing you with an opportunity to access additional information and advice.


Park Shopping Centre and 42-45, Prussia Street, Dublin 7.


  • Demolition of the existing Park Shopping Centre and 42-45 Prussia Street.
  • Construction of a new mixed-use District Centre, Student Residential Housing and Build-to-Rent Housing development in 2 buildings, a South Building and a North Building, separated by a new pedestrian and bicycle street connecting Prussia Street with the emerging Grangegorman SDZ campus.
  • The buildings will range in height from 3-5 storeys on Prussia Street to 6-storeys (South building) and 8-storeys (North Building) towards to GDA campus.
  • The District Centre development will accommodate: –
    • Part-licensed supermarket, 11x retail/non-retail service units and 2x licensed café/restaurant units at ground floor;
    • Two vehicular entrances from Prussia Street to provide access for deliveries and services (South entrance) and to provide access to under-croft parking and van deliveries (North entrance);
    • Standing areas for deliveries and waste collection in designated service yards (South Building) and for car parking for 111x cars, light van deliveries and bicycle parking (North Building);
    • All associated ancillary facilities, landscaping and boundary treatments including acoustic attenuation measures where required.
  • A Student residential accommodation overhead the District Centre accommodating 11x student houses comprising 143 no. apartments (including 28x studios), with a total of 584 bed-spaces (556 bedrooms) and associated balconies;
  • The North Building student residential accommodation has reception and student amenities (concierge, café, lounge areas) at ground, mezzanine and first floor levels, with access to all levels overhead and a first floor level podium garden from which student apartments and student amenity areas (study centre, a recreation centre and laundry) are accessible; 2x amenity terraces with pergola structures at fourth floor.
  • The South Building student residential accommodation has ground floor level foyer with access to all levels, staff rooms, fitness centre at ground and mezzanine levels and a first-floor level podium garden from which student apartments are directly accessible.
  • A Build-to-rent residential accommodation overhead the supermarket with lift and stair access from Prussia Street, comprising 29x apartments with balconies (28x 2 bedroom and 1x 3 bedroom units) and 3x 2 bedroom townhouses, laundry room, lounge/games room, bicycle store, waste store and podium garden with conservatory allotments.
  • The proposed new street will connect to the Grangegorman SDZ campus via a portal connection through a former boundary wall.
  • The development includes art display along the new street, landscaping, boundary treatments, signage, plant and substations, and all associated site works and services.


The Case No. assigned by An Bord Pleanála to this planning application is SHD0007/21 (PL29N.307195). Make sure to include this case number in any submission you wish to make on the application.


Officials in An Bord Pleanála have advised me that this planning application was lodged on March 10th 2021. This follows on from the Board’s decision that the application is compliant with the SHD process.

Should you wish to see the full application and all documentation submitted to An Bord Pleanála, it is available online at If you wish to lodge an observation on the planning application, it should be lodged in writing to Strategic Housing Unit, An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, D01 V902 inclusive of the €20 fee on or before April 14th 2021.

You can now also submit an observation on the application online via


Part of the planning process that this application has been submitted under, involves a statutory meeting of the Central Area Committee of Dublin City Council. This is because the location of the proposed development is within the remit of the Central Area Committee. The statutory meeting has not yet been scheduled but at that meeting, officials from the Planning Department will present the planning application to Councillors. We will then have an opportunity to make comments and contribute to the formal Chief Executive’s Report that will be submitted to An Bord Pleanála as part of the determination process. Therefore, as your local Councillor, I will have the opportunity to input directly into the submission of Dublin City Council.


An Bord Pleanála is requested under the Planning & Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act, 2016 to set an indicative date upon which a final decision is to be made as to whether planning permission is approved or not. I expect a decision to be made on this planning application by July 1st 2021 but I will confirm that date determination date following the statutory meeting of local Councillors.  

Given the level of interest in this particular application, I would welcome your feedback and any observations or comments you have about it. My email address is and I look forward to hearing from you.  

raymcadam View All

Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City

Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee

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