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Pics: Here's how the demolition at Boland's Mill is progressing

Some parts of the site are protected and won’t be demolished.

DEMOLITION IS WELL underway at the Boland’s Mill site in Dublin, as these latest photos show.

Last year, Dublin City Council approved a €150 million plan by Mark Reynolds and Glenn Cran of Savills, funded by Nama, for the site. It’s going to be rebranded as Boland’s Quay and will have three new buildings constructed there.

A contractor is expected to be appointed to the site by the end of July.

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Don’t worry – not all of the original buildings are going. Four of the mill buildings and the facade of the factory are protected and will be restored.

Modern concrete silos – built in 1950 – and their associated structures are currently being knocked. The works began in mid-August 2015.

Conservationists are due to be appointed by the end of this month to look at the protected buildings. Conservation architects have been engaged with the project since the planning application date.

The next step is secant piling of the basement perimeter wall, and basement excavation.

The demolition is being overseen by Hegarty Demolition, which is also stabilising the protected structures, internal stripping out of the silos and demolitions of the silos.

New photos of the site from this week show what work has been done so far:

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Because of the amount of dust that could be released by the works, there has to be regular cleaning of the site roads, while vehicles using these roads will have their speed restricted to 15kph.

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The main structures are due to be built from this quarter of 2016, into 2018.

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Planning for the development of Boland’s Quay was approved last July – six months after the initial planning application was lodged.

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Demolition of the silos is expected to be finished by June 2016.

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Dublin architects Burke Kennedy Doyle are behind the three new landmark buildings planned for the new Boland’s Quay.

They comprise approximately 36,851 sq m of office, residential, retail and cultural space. A new civic plaza will also be built on the waterfront to Grand Canal Dock.

When complete, Boland’s Quay will accommodate up to 2,500 workers.

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Michael Cleary from the Boland’s Quay Development Group said that the SDZ fast-track planning scheme introduced by Dublin City Council enabled them to advance the project in a very short period of time.

Read: Boland’s Mill will soon look VERY different – €150m different>

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