ESB raises ‘safety concerns’ over aviation fuel research centre located beside Dublin HQ

SMBC Aviation Capital has plans to create a small sustainable aviation fuel lab beside the electricity firm’s head offices in the capital

ESB HQ is located on Dublin’s Fitzwilliam St. Picture: Grafton Architects

ESB has raised safety concerns about the development of a proposed sustainable aviation fuel research centre beside its Dublin headquarters.

Last year, SMBC Aviation Capital, one of the world’s largest aircraft leasing businesses, leased the large 12,500 sq m office development Fitzwilliam 28 after Slack, the messaging service, backed out of a deal to rent the building.

In July, SMBC Aviation Capital applied for permission to turn part of its new Dublin offices into a ...