Need a place to live? Well you could soon be living on the grounds of the Guinness Storehouse, thanks to a new development at the famous site.
Diageo has a 50 acre site in the city, and 12.6 acres of that is to be-developed. Diageo want to develop the site into a new St James’s Quarter.
Buildings next to the Guinness Storehouse and iconic St. James’s Gate will be turned into a mix of housing, offices and retail space in a three way split of space.
With a feasibility study estimating there will be room for 500 homes, including some social housing.
Diageo are now looking for a development partner to work with, saying the project will be developed over a lengthy period after consulting with locals.
Plans submitted to Dublin council by the drinks firm showed that the site identified has the potential for 63,000 sq m of office space, 5,000 sq m of retail space and 22,000 sq m for hotel and leisure use, as well as 500 new homes.
Diageo said that given the size of the project, it would be phased over a “lengthy period”, with detailed plans being put together once a development partner has been appointed. The process to find a partner is expected to take around 18 months, Deloitte said.
They say advances in technology mean they don’t need as much space to keep up their brewing output.
Management at Diageo say it will develop Dublin’s Liberties area into a dynamic modern community.