Apple are coming to take over Battersea Power Station.  In 2009 NAMA swept in to take over the site and controversially sold it at a low point in the market.  Commentators are very excited to see what Apple will do with the site, one of the highest profile development opportunities in the world.  

As the Irish economy has recovered we are seeing increased interest amongst our developer clients in modern, sustainable building plans.  Hines will lead the charge here with a team of international architects designing different elements of the new Cherrywood land bank.  It is great to finally see developers looking beyond these shores for design inspiration.  This article showcases the kind of cutting edge design that is happening as close by as London and the US.  Let's hope that our planners and advisors will encourage the development community to take edgier, more modern approaches to the design and installation of new buildings in Dublin and beyond.