Spencer Dock is a 11.7 hectare site in Dublin’s north docklands, which was masterplanned by STW to accommodate a mix of commercial and residential uses. The centrepiece of the development is a 1.5 hectare performance square, around which the various commercial and retail developments are planned in four quadrants.
The street planning provides for the reinstatement of the distinctive grid-street pattern typical of the docklands area. Mayor Street is reinstated as an east-west axis through the development. To the west of the site is Spencer Dock, which forms part of the Royal Canal. The overall development in the vicinity of the dock, comprising a conference centre south of Mayor Street, and a residential development north of Mayor Street, exploits the potential of the water body for amenity and social development.