OPR Moves to Permanent Home

The OPR this week took occupation of our new office on North Circular Road Dublin. The full address, which should be used for any post and correspondence directed to us by post is:

Office of the Planning Regulator, Fourth Floor (West Wing), Park House, Grangegorman, 191-193A North Circular Road, Dublin 7, D07 EWV4.

Other email and web addresses remain unchanged – all at www.opr.ie.

While staff are generally working remotely under Government and public health guidelines, the office is attended to as required by essential OPR staff for the purposes of managing post and delivering essential corporate functions like ICT support.

Speaking  about the new premises, the Planning Regulator, Niall Cussen said;

“Our new home will be there to welcome our hard-working, largely home-based team once public health advice allows and is part of a major planning and regeneration initiative itself in the form of the creation of a new university campus on Dublin’s north-side at Grangegorman for the new Technological University of Dublin (TUD). We lease our building from TUD, who have made us very welcome and are providing a range of student and other facilities in the building we are located in.

We wanted our office to reflect planning goals and objectives which we have achieved by re-using an existing public building and enabling its refurbishment to a high standard as well as co-locating it on a university campus that one of the five planning schools on the island is part of.

When we are all free to travel again, those that need to visit our offices will find them easy to get to by public transport being a short walk from the LUAS stop at Phibsboro, on the 46A Quality Bus Corridor and within easy reach of Heuston rail station. In addition, our offices have been provided with state of the art video-conferencing facilities as a sustainable alternative to travel.

The new TUD campus is shaping up to be a wonderful addition to the city and will be well worth a visit to see its high-quality buildings and spaces – again when public health advice allows.

As one of our statutory remits is in relation to education, training and public awareness around planning, being located on a university campus offers a lot of advantages and we look forward to working with all relevant higher education institutes to build better knowledge and skills in planning as you’ll see from the research and planning library pages on this website.”