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Manahan Planners,

38 Dawson Street,

Dublin 2,    Ireland.



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Manahan Planners are delighted to lodge a planning application with Dublin City Council for a U2 Visitor Centre and exhibition space on the footprint of the bands old recording studio at Handover Quay.

The development involves the demolition and replacement of the existing two storey warehouse building in use as a recording and rehearsal studio and storage at 15-18 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2.

The Centre will be housed in a dramatic new building on the footprint of the existing building, to a design by ODAA architects.  The building will be a three storey over-basement structure, to be used as a U2 Visitor and Exhibition Space open to the public containing a re-construction of the band’s original studio, various exhibit areas, reception, visitor WC’s, café, ancillary merchandising and auditorium.

In addition, private administration, storage, archive, plant, staff accommodation and facilities (including 28 bicycle spaces) will also be provided for staff.

The upper floors of the building will cantilever over the adjoining Grand Canal Dock where a removable pontoon splayed in depth from zero metres up to a maximum of 10m is proposed.

The centre is expected to a popular destination for both locals and tourists alike and add to Dublin’s tourist offer.