Ceannt Station

Ceannt Station

Postby DaM » Wed Sep 28, 2005 10:03 am

Anybody have any further information on this??


CIE prepare €750m Galway city blueprint

A MAJOR city centre retail scheme is planned for the 14 acre CIE Ceannt Station site at Eyre Square, Galway.

The scheme - which will be worth in excess of €750m - will also provide a new bus and rail facility to cater for planned transport improvement.

CIE has launched a competition for world class architects to lead the project.

The transport company will work closely with the City Council in order to prepare a master plan for the site in advance of making a full planning application in the early part of next year.

The project promises to provide major retailers with an unmatched opportunity to locate in the heart of Galway city centre where scarce shopping space has commanded premium prices in recent years.

Iarnród Éireann and Bus Éireann will use the development as an opportunity to enhance their facilities, including waiting areas and platform capacity, to cater for planned growth in services.

Dr John Lynch, chairman of CIE, commented: "The development of transport interchange and improved infrastructure will be a key element of this scheme.

"Bus Éireann and Iarnród Éireann are delighted with the opportunity that the development presents."

The site has the capacity to accommodate a major retail scheme of in excess of 50,000 sq m, making this one of the most important retail magnets in the West of Ireland. The scheme will thus further underpin the importance of Galway city as a retail location and provide an important jobs boost for the area.

It is expected that 2,000 jobs could be created as a result of such a scheme.

In the Galway context, Ceannt Station certainly represents an unrivalled location for additional retail floor space and a mixed use retail/residential development. The site also enjoys frontage onto Lough Atallia and the Fair Hill Road.

Direct and immediate links to the existing shopping areas coupled with a transport interchange and new city centre residential present a unique development opportunity.

CIE property manager Niall Grogan says that the station site is zoned for city centre uses in the Galway City Development Plan 2005 - 2011 and provides for a plot ratio of 2:1 or greater.

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Re: Ceannt Station

Postby PDLL » Wed Sep 28, 2005 10:06 am

DaM wrote:
CIE has launched a competition for world class architects to lead the project.


'CIE' and 'world class' - these words sit uneasily alongside each other in the same sentence.
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Re: Ceannt Station

Postby Mob79 » Wed Sep 28, 2005 11:49 am

Retail retail retail... retail magnet. Its getting sickening, buy buy buy. Another indoor anywhere street shopping experience. Oh well, as long as there's new toilets.
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Re: Ceannt Station

Postby Jammyd » Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:42 pm

when and who did you hear this from? sounds like a great idea. read a few years ago about this proposal but nothing concrete ever came out of it
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Re: Ceannt Station

Postby DaM » Thu Sep 29, 2005 11:25 am

it was in yesterdays independent ....... I figure it might be a while before the competition is launched though.....
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Re: Ceannt Station

Postby Jammyd » Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:47 pm

its badly needed hopefully they will have high rise. Galway needs to start building up instead of out.
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Re: Ceannt Station

Postby ewankennedy » Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:25 pm

I think highrise would look so awful in Galway. Its such a unique character city that i'd hate to see it ruined in a lust to look like every other city. I love Galway and always have the best craic up there, its character totally makes it what it is and would hate to see anything damage that. But who knows!!
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