Cunnane Stratton Reynolds (CSR) has recently been involved in obtaining planning permission for an exciting and innovative micro craft distillery and visitor centre in the Liberties, Dublin. The development is the first new distillery in Dublin in over 125 years, and will reintroduce the distilling of traditional Irish pot still whiskey, to its ‘spiritual home’ in Dublin’s inner city.
CSR were appointed by the Teeling Whiskey Company to oversee and manage the planning application, and to advise on planning policy.
CSR advised the client to lodge one application for distillery and visitor centre instead of splitting the two elements as originally envisaged by the Teeling Whiskey Company presenting a stronger planning and regenerative case to the Dublin City Council and saving both time and money for the client. Extensive work was undertaken by CSR to clarify the zoning, the planning status of the site, and the acceptability of the proposed use on that zoning given the scheme’s regenerative potential in the inner city.
The planning application, under the supervision of CSR, was lodged at the end of September and planning permission granted in December 2013.
CSR are proud to have been involved in this first if its kind in Dublin for over a century.