Store It will redevelop warehouse after blaze

By William O'Connor 

STORE It will demolish the remaining part of a fire damaged building and construct a new warehousing unit after receiving planning permission from South Dublin County Council.

Based at Huntsman House, Ballymount Cross Industrial Estate, Store It was extensively damaged during a blaze at the facility in April 2015.

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Store It was destroyed by a blaze at its Ballymount facility in 2015

Plans lodged by Store It include the demolition of the remaining part of fire damaged building and the construction of a warehousing unit which is now being revised.

The alterations comprise of reconfiguration of internal floor arrangement of Industrial building from -2,100sq.m. of light industrial unit to 1,973sq.m; 154sq.m of ancillary offices on 2 floors with 39sq.m of staff facilities to 220sq.m of offices with 188sq.m of staff facilities; 189sq.m of mezzanine storage to 43sq.m.

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The above reconfiguration comprises of change of use of light industrial area to office and staff facilities area (75sq.m) and office and staff facilities to light industrial area (10sq.m.) at ground level; mezzanine to office/staff facilities (78sq.m) and light industrial area (110sq.m) at first floor level; office and staff facilities to light industrial area (8sq.m).

The plans include the provision of new staff facilities area (15sq.m) and mezzanine (43sq.m) within the previous granted industrial building footprint (total revised area 339sq.m) and elevation revisions associated with the floor plan and layout adjustments including rearrangement of fire doors and level entry goods door to the east elevation, removal of a dock leveller to the rear elevation and change of cladding type and colour on all sides of the building. The comopany plans have revisions including access adjustments to provide two access/egress gate for HGV’s and cars as opposed to previous proposed separate access/egress for HGV’s and cars and one pedestrian gate plus minor drainage alterations.

Site boundary and height of the proposed industrial unit is not affected by this altered proposal.

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