Dublin City Council and the Parnell Square Foundation are pleased to announce, that Grafton Architects + Shaffrey Associates, has been selected as the preferred Design Team to deliver on an ambitious design brief set for the redevelopment of Parnell Square Cultural Quarter (PSCQ), as a new cultural landmark for Dublin.
The centre-piece of the Quarter will be the development of over 11,000m2, anchored by a new City library which will offer a mix of cultural facilities for Dublin at the former Coláiste Mhuire site and some adjacent properties. Seed capital for the project is being provided by international real estate investment and services company, Kennedy Wilson, on a philanthropic basis. The company, which has its main European office in Dublin, will continue to provide expertise to assist in management and funding of the development through the Parnell Square Foundation.
The proposed appointment follows a public procurement process to select an outstanding architect-led multi-disciplinary design team, capable of providing all the architectural, conservation, engineering and contract management services required, to deliver on the redevelopment vision.
It is anticipated that design work to planning application will be completed for submission by early Summer 2015.