Hattington Student Housing Limited, the student accommodation branch of Hattington Property Management, has purchased the old Frawley’s site at Nos. 30 & 32-36 Thomas Street, Dublin 8. This is a prominent brownfield site extending to approximately 0.31 hectares (0.77 acres) with extensive frontage to Thomas Street, St. Catherine’s Lane West and Hanbury Lane. Thomas Street is a busy city centre thoroughfare which benefits from a high volume of passing traffic and strong footfall as the link between downtown Dublin and the Guinness Storehouse. The property currently comprises a series of mostly vacant 3 and 4 storey buildings which provide retail at ground level and ancillary accommodation overhead. The property is zoned Z5 and already has full planning permission for a mixed use office and retail development. Hattington intends to apply for planning for a mixed retail and student accommodation scheme on the site.