Hibernia REIT has secured planning for an expanded development scheme at Harcourt Square in Dublin city centre. 

Designed by Irish architects Henry J Lyons, the scheme will deliver 343,000 square feet of Grade A office accommodation on the 1.9 acre city centre site, a 9% increase of 28,000 square feet of the previously approved plans for a 315,000 square feet scheme.

The existing property is let to the Office of Public Works until December 2022 and is occupied by An Garda Síochána.

Hibernia REIT said that Harcourt Square has been specifically designed to meet the evolving needs of office users, with efficiency and sustainability credentials across two interconnecting headquarters buildings.

Both have a dedicated reception for maximum occupier flexibility.

Hibernia said that building on the success of its recently completed Windmill Quarter, the development will also have a townhall large enough for conferences and functions of over 600 people as well as food and fitness facilities.

Mark Pollard, Hibernia REIT's Director of Development, said the new Harcourt Square will be one of Dublin's largest and most exciting developments. 

"The development will contribute two elegant buildings to the streetscape which, like our Windmill Quarter campus, will combine historic Dublin within a modern and innovative structure.  

"Occupiers will benefit from best-in-class office accommodation with large, efficient floor-plates, excellent natural light, extensive external terracing and impressive reception areas," he added.