Property fund IPUT has secured planning permission to redevelop and restore 30-32 Sir John Rogerson's Quay in Dublin 2.

The building, which is one of the last remaining original warehouse buildings on Dublin's quays, was originally used for the importation of tropical fruit into Ireland.

The new scheme will deliver over 70,000 square feet of river front offices and will include a new six storey office block at the rear overlooking an existing public square. 

IPUT said the original warehouse building will be restored, while its design for the project also incorporates the addition of two floating, fully glazed office floors which will give panoramic views over the river Liffey.

The company said the overall scheme will be developed as the Tropical Fruit Warehouse in recognition of its unique history. 

Construction is due to commence in the third quarter of 2018 and the project is expected to come to the market by end of 2020.