An Irish consortium which includes Ballymore Properties, the company owned by Roscommon man, Oran native Sean Mulryan, has been selected to design and build the €200m landmark U2 Tower in Dublin docklands. The tower will dominate the landscape of Dublin city when it is completed. Work is due to begin next year and to be completed in 2011. Geranger Ltd., a consortium consisting of Ballymore Properties, Patrick McKillen and August Partners (U2 Band members and management) has been selected as the provisional preferred bidder to design, construct and finance the U2 Tower and Britain Quay Building. The Dublin Docklands Authority chief executive has said that the building will be breathtaking and inspirational and will offer spectacular views over Dublin Bay. It will include a hotel and residential and retail areas, as well as a recording studio for the band. John McLaughlin, Director of Architecture for the Docklands Authority, said Geranger members (which includes Ballymore) bring a wealth of experience in delivering tall buildings across the UK and further afield. ‘This consortium working with Norman Foster will deliver an enduring landmark for Dublin’, he said.