Kevin Street Library Refurbishment

Closed 3 Aug 2016

Opened 8 Jun 2016


Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended)

Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) - Part 8

Applicant:     Dublin City Council,

Public Libraries/ Community, Culture, Economic and Emergency Services Department

Location:      Kevin Street Library, 18 Lower Kevin Street, Dublin 8

Proposal:  Pursuant to the requirements of the above, notice is hereby given of an upgrade to the building in compliance with current building regulations in terms of universal access, fire escape and accessible WC provision. The work will include the provision of a new extension on the west side of the existing building to contain a lift, and an external ramp from Kevin Street to the existing entrance door. New external fixed glazed apertures will be created on the western rendered elevation. It is proposed to internally refurbish and increase the internal floor level by 128 sqm to provide extra reading, exhibition and sanitary accommodation in accordance with 21st Century Library service provision. The building is not a protected structure but is been overseen by a conservation led Design Team.

Plans and Particulars of the proposed development may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy for a period of 6 weeks from Tuesday  07/06/ 2016 during public opening hours at the offices of Dublin City Council, Public Counter, Planning Department, Block 4, Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, Monday - Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm

Plans and Particulars of the proposed development may also be inspected at Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6 for a period of 6 weeks from Tuesday 07/06/ 2016 during public opening hours:

A submission or observation in relation to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated, may be made, in writing, to the Executive Manager, Planning Department, Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, before 4.30pm on Wednesday 03/08/2016.

A submission or observation in relation to library services; the fit-out of the building or queries related to the project can be emailed to

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