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Guinness Quarter plans submitted

Guinness Quarter Planning Submission Faulknerbrowns Architects Ballymore Diageo Lh

Our plans for a dynamic new urban quarter at the St. James’s Gate brewery in Dublin have been submitted for planning approval. The proposals, developed with Ballymore and Guinness’ parent company Diageo, will open the gates of the historic site to become the ‘Guinness Quarter’ – a world class, modern and dynamic urban neighbourhood in Dublin 8.

Our masterplan includes 336 new homes, hotels, a 300-seat performance space, a food hall, marketplace and commercial space, encouraging a collaborative community of residents, visitors and innovators.

The site has been freed up by modernisation of Diageo’s St James’s Gate brewing campus and will be opened up to the city, with more than two acres of landscaped public space. Our proposals also include the refurbishment, repurposing and extension of heritage structures throughout the site, retaining key historic features.

Guinness Quarter Market Planning Submission Faulknerbrowns Architects L

'We are so pleased to have reached this milestone. Our masterplan is designed around the powerful heritage and historical significance of St James’s Gate; existing buildings, structures and surfaces that carry the history of brewing will be repurposed, extended and imbued with new life. The Guinness Quarter will be shaped around streets and squares which retain the character and identity of the site while knitting together with the surrounding city.'

- Niall Durney, project partner

The 336 new homes will include apartments for sale, rent and social housing. At the heart of the masterplan, a new destination food hall with open kitchens will showcase the best of both Irish and international food.

Guinness Quarter Food Hall Planning Submission Faulknerbrowns Architects L

A new marketplace is also proposed, for local, regional, and national makers, alongside a sustainable mix of commercial workspaces for large, medium and small businesses. A network of fixed and flexible inside and outside spaces for culture and community use will be created, including a multi-use space seating c.300 people.

The Guinness Quarter aims to create Dublin’s first net zero operational carbon district. Should planning approval be granted, it is expected that the development will be completed in 10-15 years.

‘This is modern, sensitive and highly sustainable urban design at its best and Ballymore is honoured to be a custodian of the site’s heritage, while adding the next layer of history and legacy to this important area of Dublin.

By balancing new and carefully considered interventions with heritage buildings, which are being repurposed and given a new lease of life, our vision is that St. James’s Gate will be among the finest examples of sustainable urban development, protecting the cultural, community, social, and industrial legacy of this part of Dublin 8 and the Liberties. It will be a development that everyone in Dublin will be proud of and enjoy.’

- Seán Mulryan, Group Chief Executive of Ballymore