Guinness Quarter developer ordered to survey historic railway system

Dublin council says €1 billion project cannot proceed until archaeology assessment completed on train tunnel system at St James’s Gate

A computer-generated image of the €1 billion Guinness Quarter project being developed by Ballymore: concerns have been raised by Dublin City Council’s archaeology and conservation department about the preservation of an underground rail track at the site

Dublin City Council has ordered Ballymore, the property development company, to conduct a comprehensive survey of an underground train track and tunnel system beneath St James’s Gate before it can proceed with the first phase of its €1 billion Guinness Quarter project.

Last month, Sean Mulryan’s firm was provisionally given permission to proceed with a plan to convert the Brewhouse 2 building on the Guinness campus in the Liberties area of Dublin into a new ...