Scott Tallon Walker

Spencer Dock Masterplan



2001 - Ongoing
North Wall Quay, Dublin 1

Treasury Holdings
557400 sq.m

Irish Property Awards 2007 / Irish Commercial Development of the Year

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The Spencer Dock site is master-planned to comply with the Dublin Docklands Development Authority’s planning scheme for the overall Docklands / North Lotts area. The centrepiece of the development is a 1.5 hectare performance square, around which the various commercial and retail developments are planned in four quadrants. The square will include the future Luas station, which, together with the mixed commercial and retail uses, will provide for the creation of a vibrant urban area, integrating living, working and leisure activities. Construction is proposed in a series of distinct, selfcontained phases, and will comprise 557,400m2 of leisure, office, commercial and residential accommodation.  

The street planning provides for the reinstatement of the distinctive grid-street pattern typical of the docklands area. Mayor Street is reinstated as an east-west axis through the development. To the west of the site is Spencer Dock, which forms part of the Royal Canal. The overall development in the vicinity of the dock, comprising a conference centre south of Mayor Street, and a residential development north of Mayor Street, exploits the potential of the water body for amenity and social development. 

The master plan shows a proposal for a Convention Centre and hotel on the corner site zoned by the DDDA for the National Conference Centre and includes the creation of a new linear park along the canal. This integration of the water body, combined with the DDDA’s development of the Liffey campshires, will greatly enhance the public open space amenity already provided for in the master plan. The master plan also includes the refurbishment of listed buildings – the former North Wall Passenger Station and the former London & North Western Railways hotel, both of which front onto North Wall Quay.