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Changes to Ark­low Ship­ping HQ plans given go-ahead

- Business · County Wicklow

ARK­LOW Ship­ping’s re­vised plans for its new head­quar­ters have been given the goa­head by Wicklow County Coun­cil.

The com­pany sub­mit­ted an ap­pli­ca­tion to the lo­cal au­thor­ity in July to mod­ify the pro­posed devel­op­ment at the for­mer Er­gas site on the North Quay. Plan­ning per­mis­sion for the three-storey devel­op­ment was granted by Wicklow County Coun­cil in Au­gust 2019.

The pro­posed changes to the devel­op­ment in­clude the re­lo­ca­tion of the pre­vi­ously ap­proved ex­ter­nal plant room to a new po­si­tion ad­ja­cent to the south­west­ern site bound­ary, pro­vi­sion of a steel stor­age and main­te­nance shed, re­con­fig­u­ra­tion of the site plan in­clud­ing ac­cess roads and ramps within the site, up­dated land­scap­ing pro­pos­als and all as­so­ci­ated an­cil­lary site works. Pro­posed mod­i­fi­ca­tions also in­clude a re­duc­tion in the num­ber of car spa­ces from 90 to 80, a re­duc­tion in the over­all build­ing height by 600mm, de­sign changes to the el­e­va­tions gen­er­ally in­clud­ing the west­ern stair core, ground floor store area, for­mer ex­ter­nal plant area, and the en­clo­sure of a for­mer bal­cony space to form an in­ter­nal meet­ing room/of­fice space.

Per­mis­sion for the mod­i­fi­ca­tions was granted sub­ject to con­di­tions that the re­main­der of the devel­op­ment must be com­pleted in line with the orig­i­nal grant of plan­ning per­mis­sion from 2019.

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