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OPUS, 6 Hanover Quay, the landmark residential development in Dublin’s Docklands, is now complete and open for business.

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MDO is delighted to announce that OPUS, 6 Hanover Quay, the landmark residential development in Dublin’s Docklands, is now complete and open for business.

Opus 6 Hanover Quay is a new landmark residential development of 120 apartments over 2,600 sqm, located in the heart of Dublin’s Grand Canal Square district. Having gained the nickname “Silicon Docks”, this area has been regenerated from a working industrial dock to become Dublin’s premier business and technology district. The new development, situated on the waterfront, is prominently positioned on Hanover Quay and addresses three new landscaped streets which connect the Waterfront and Chocolate Park. Comprising of four new structures of six or seven storey’s, the building is arranged around a central landscaped courtyard. Construction commenced in November 2016 and was completed in May 2019 and sold for 101M.  Dublin’s Docklands are some of the city’s most vibrant, cultural and social areas, situated on both sides of the River Liffey. This scheme provides a unique mix of apartments, with almost every unit different to the others maximizing choice and opportunity. The curtain wall façade with continuous glazed balustrades reinforces the maritime aesthetic, with the curvilinear reconstituted stone differentiating the building from it’s “boxier” neighbours. This flagship building provides a high-quality public realm to the city and an oasis to the residents in the form of the courtyard.

The development of the site represents a significantly positive change in the appearance of the area. Much work and care went into balancing and integrating the design with the existing buildings surrounding the development. The SDZ planning scheme identified 16 key views in the vicinity of the site, and we carried out visual impact assessment from eight locations representative of these views. We believe the proposed apartment building gives a significant new urban edge to the street.

Martin Spillane