Text: Izzy Copestake
The new build will be 25 storeys high.
In a major development for Dublin’s skyline, prominent property developer Johnny Ronan has received the go-ahead to construct the city’s tallest building. The approval grants Ronan permission to build a vast 25-storey structure on the North Quays, after facing serious opposition to the plans in the last few years. The development will be built on the site of the former City Arts Centre at City Quay.
Initially proposing a much larger 45-storey apartment block in 2021, Ronan’s ambitious vision encountered a setback when An Bord Pleanála denied permission. Undeterred, the developer persevered and recently received permission to build a revised 25-storey design.
Johnny Ronan’s also used to own Battersea Power Station in London. However, Ronan’s company Treasury Holdings went into receivership, and the property, developed into a large mesh of shops, venues, apartments, and restaurants, had to be sold last year.
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