US property group Hines and its Dutch partners APG are seeking permission from An Bord Pleanála to construct 732 new residential units and two parks at the Player Wills site in Dublin 8. 

The application also proposes the retention and transformation of the former Player Wills Factory into a new mixed use space as part of a major rejuvenation project proposed for the overall site. 

This will be the second of three proposed planning applications connected to the redevelopment of the former Player Wills and Bailey Gibson sites, which was purchased by Hines and APG in December 2018.

The second phase will be constructed across 2.39 hectares of Hines lands and 0.67 hectares of Dublin City Council lands.

Under a joint agreement, Hines will seek permission on behalf of Dublin City Council to construct a new park and will hand it back to the Council once completed.

Managing Director with Hines Ireland Gary Corrigan said the development will deliver much needed accommodation and new amenities. 

"Our extensive engagement with local residents over the past 18 months was a turning point in determining our approach with the much loved Player Wills building.

"On foot of feedback received from our two open days, we altered our original plan and now are proposing the retention and creative reimagining of the entire original building and façade.

"It will include a modern extension to the rear to add new residential units as well as a full restoration of the original building, creating new community, artistic and cultural spaces as well as separate commercial space for activities such as small business and co-working facilities," he said.

Mr Corrigan added that their aim is make the Player Wills building once again the beating heart of a new and vibrant community in Dublin 8.