Tag Archives: Docklands


There’s only one thing for it.

Taller buildings on stilts.

* might not actually happen

This afternoon.

Cardiff Lane, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2.

The Sorting Office building in ‘Silicon Docks’ was due to be rented by Google to house 2,000 employees. The tech giant confirmed last night that plans for the lease have been cancelled.

Everyone stay cool.

Soft landing, remember?

Google’s withdrawal from Dublin office deal cast doubts on sector (Irish Times)

Leah Farrell/Rollingnews

The average salary of tenants living in Dublin’s docklands rose to €117,095 last year, more than double what it was three years ago as the rental market in the city’s central business district continued to heat up.

Data from Owen Reilly, a docklands-based real estate agency, shows that three-bedroom apartments in the area recorded the most significant percentage rise last year, asking 12 per cent more than in 2017. The average rental price stood at €4,166.

Average salary of Dublin docklands tenant rose to €117,095 in 2018 (Irish Times)

Pic: owenreilly.ie


Ching Chait Kwong (top) and the proposed Dublin Docklands Strategic Development Zone (SDZ)

Ching Chiat Kwong.

He has suits bigger than some of his apartments.

The Government’s Housing Agency wants Dublin City Council to lower its apartment size rules and allow the construction of rental-only “studios” 27 per cent smaller than the current minimum size.

Housing Agency calls for smaller apartments in Dublin (Irish Times, October 4, 2014)

Planning permission has been sought [By Oxley and Ballymore] for the first phase of one of the largest developments planned for Dublin’s docklands under Dublin City Council’s new fast-track planning scheme.

…Oxley is headed up by former Singapore police officer Ching Chiat Kwong, who made his name in Singapore as the “Shoebox King” for developing compact apartments.

Major development planned on Dublin docklands site (Irish Times, today)

D writes:

Surely there’s some connection between these two stories…Perhaps your readers can shed some light?


Major development planned on Dublin docklands site (Irish Times)

Ching Chiat Kwong on Forbes Lists

Previously: ‘No Party May Appeal To An Bord Pleanála’


Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh and chairman Frank Daly at the launch of NAMA annual report 2013 in May

Donal O’Donovan, of the Irish Independent, reports:

NAMA is to invest up to €1.8bn to provide high end office space in the Dublin docklands area, the agency’s chief executive Brendan McDonagh said at an event in Dublin.

Infrastructure required by “cash strapped local authorities” and Irish Water is also being paid for by the agency, he said.

In order to plan housing investment the agency, along with the IBF, paid for the ESRI to undertake “serious research” that has established real demand out to 2030, he said.

NAMA to invest up to €1.8bn in office space at Dublin Docklands (Independent.ie)