Dublin coliving scheme gets green light ahead of ban

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Ireland: An Bord Pleanála has granted permission for a seven-storey coliving complex with 378 beds and communal facilities.

Officials from the planning board approved the construction of the development, which will exceed limits on the height of buildings in Dublin, on the site of the Old Glass Factory in Cork Street in the Liberties area of Dublin.

The application by developer Alphabet ABC Properties to demolish the existing derelict buildings on the site and develop the complex was made in advance of the decision by the Minister for Housing, Darragh O’Brien, in November to introduce a ban on all new coliving developments.

As well as coliving units it will include a café at ground floor level, a private function room, cinema, communal lounge, gym and library roof terrace.

There will be also workspace areas with communal kitchens, living and dining rooms on each floor. The development will create a new pedestrian link between Cork Street and John Street South.

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