Dockland Dreams

Nama is attempting to shift its focus from debt collector to developer, and it has Dublin's docklands in its sights, writes Philip Connolly.

5th October, 2014
Nama hopes that its plans for Dublin's docklands will see the area emulate the success of the Grand Canal Basin, close to Facebook and the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. Picture: Thinkstock

From the outside, Boland’s Mill doesn’t look like much. The years have not been very kind to the cavernous former flour mill, and it has fallen into dereliction. While it may not look promising, for Nama it represents a massive opportunity.

The state’s toxic debt agency has a grand plan for Boland’s Mill and the broader Dublin docklands, a stretch of land that has previously scuppered the ambitions of a host...

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