Proposed development at former Des Kelly showrooms on North Circular Road

Tue, Dec 14, 2021

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A summary of the planning application for the site at the former Des Kelly showrooms on North Circular Road can be found below. Planning permission for this application was refused on 25th Jan 2022.

Proposed development at former Des Kelly showrooms on North Circular Road

[Update 16-Jun-2022] - New application

A new application has been submitted details of which can be found here.

[Update 25-Jan-2022] - Application refused

Dublin City Council has confirmed that planning permission has been refused.

Grounds for refusal:

Mixed Development

The development comprises:

Model of the development

Unit types

Current mix of the 96 residential units is:

Social Housing

Under Part V the development will set aside 10 units (2 studios, 3 one bedroom units, and 5 two bedroom units) for social housing. No deatils have been provided on how much Dublin City Council will pay for these units.


The development comprises a lower ground floor, ground floor and and additional 11 storeys above the ground floor.

Depending on where you measure from (i.e. NCR or Royal Canal Bank) the main tower is between 41m and 44m.

Visual of the development


The site is zoned as “District Centres – Zone Z4” which intends to provide for and improve mixed-services facilities.

Plot ratio and site coverage

Royal Canal Bank café


The development will provide

Entry will be from Phibsborough Road and exit will be onto Royal Canal Bank

Phibsborough Road entrance

Full plans

Full plans for the development can be found here. The last day for observations on this application is Thursday, 23rd of December.

Getting in touch

Please get in contact with me at if there are any queries in relation to this matter.