Dublin fruit warehouse to be revamped into offices
A warehouse building formerly used for tropical fruit imports at Dublin's quays is to be redeveloped after plans for its transformation were approved.
The site at 30-32 Sir John Rogerson's Quay, which used to be owned by U2, is one of the last remaining original warehouse buildings on Dublin's quays.
The building, which is being developed by Irish property fund IPUT, will deliver over 70,000sq ft of offices, including a six-storey office block at the rear.
The design incorporates the addition of two floating, fully glazed office floors, which will provide panoramic views over the River Liffey.
Niall Gaffney, IPUT chief executive, said: "The Tropical Fruit Warehouse will be an exceptional building.
It will be a cutting-edge, efficient modern office space which also incorporates a thoughtful restoration of the historic warehouse buildings.
"We are excited about the unique letting opportunity that the Tropical Fruit Warehouse represents which will further support the anticipated 20% growth in our dividends over the next three to five years."
IPUT added that the original warehouse would be sensitively restored and the new development will also incorporate a "significant investment" for the general public.