Developer from Belfast linked to Dublin scheme
Several big-name Irish property developers are in the running to partner with transport firm CIE on two major office-led schemes at Connolly Station and Grand Canal Quay in Dublin.
The selection of development partners for both projects will be down for decision at the end of February when the board of CIE convenes for its regular monthly meeting.
Directors at the state transport company will be asked to consider tender proposals from over 12 parties for both Connolly Quarter in the IFSC and Boston Sidings in the city's rapidly-emerging south docks.
Belfast-born Paddy McKillen's Clarendon Properties is understood to be among six parties with proposals for the development of the Boston Sidings site, which will be considered by the board of CIE.
And in the case of the Connolly Quarter, US-headquartered real estate giant Hines' Irish subsidiary, Hines Ireland, has submitted what several property industry sources described as a "very strong proposal", and is being viewed as a serious contender in the competition for the delivery of CIE's plans for the 3.2-hectare (7.9-acre) site it has next to Connolly Station.
CIE received planning permission for the scheme in 2012.