New Construction
There is a new building boom underway throughout the city of Dublin and it feels very different [maybe not in a good way] to the one that crashed the Irish economy back in 2008.

I had arranged to meet a friend for lunch at a restaurant on Dawson Street but he got delayed because he did not recognise Dawson Street or Molesworth Street and got a bit confused about his location. The combination of three large construction sites and the Luas tram system extension has turned the whole are is a huge building site.

I have noticed a trend in that new buildings are now TEN or ONE [rather than 10 or 1 ] and usually they use even numbers.


Last year construction group BAM has purchased six new tower cranes in a €3 million deal that offers further evidence of a recovering economy.
The deal means that BAM now owns thirty tower cranes in total. [Someone told me that they are known as High Lift Cranes but I think that I am correct and that high lift cranes are different]

Late in 2015 demolition a very dated office block at the corner of Molesworth Street and Dawson street began. It is claimed that the replacement, to be known as ONE Molesworth Street will be very different to what was the Royal And Sun Alliance office block. The new building is due to be completed later this year.

“Located on a commanding corner of Molesworth Street and Dawson Street, 40 Molesworth Street comprises 30,000 sq.ft. of highly specified Grade A office space and a high profile retail unit. Offering flexible, tenant friendly floor plates and the highest modern design standards to provide the ultimate occupier experience in a superb business location.
The property is undergoing major refurbishment and is targeting a LEED Gold Standard. External finish will feature an exquisite Petersen brick facade and design incorporates stunning Penthouse and third floor balconies, changing and shower facilities and bicycle parking. Ready for occupation in Spring 2017.”

TEN Molesworth Street “Designed to reflect its prestigious environment and the rich heritage of the surrounding area, this prominent building is located on the corner of Molesworth Street and South Frederick Street and comprises of 115,000 sq ft of modern Grade A office space set over seven floors with generous roof terraces and private gardens.”

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