CologneMike wrote:Which design was approved? Above or below?
KeepAnEyeOnBob wrote:I'd be concerned about that glass panelling/fence around the outside to be honest.
Tuborg wrote:All those images were taken from the further information submitted by the architects. However it seems that a slight tweaking of the design took place on the instructions of the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government.
The approved design is the one below.
Tuborg wrote:Those glazing panels are a disappointing feature alrite. Sarsfield Credit Union state that they are merely to protect the building from vandalism and anti-social behaviour, which to be fair has been a big issue over the last year or so.
Although it is pretty disheartening that they seem to regard barricading the building off as the only solution to the problem!
Prior to the commencement of any development on site, the Applicant shall submit revised plans and elevations to the Planning Authority for written agreement, indicating the following:
(a) The removal of the glazed railing proposed along the front of the Protected Structure (main entrance).
(b) A revised proposal for the glazed railing along the side elevation of the Protected Structure facing onto Catherine Street. The glazing rail at this location shall terminate in line with the front elevation facing onto Glentworth Street.
KeepAnEyeOnBob wrote:The colour of the carbuncle probably matters a lot given the definite fairly dark (esp in rain) stone of the old bank, and the light colours of the monster apartment carbuncle on the other side of the spare site.
CologneMike wrote:Looks like it’s going to be a mixture of limestone cladding, a bit of stainless steel cladding and a opaque glazed skin.
Speaking of carbuncles, there is one horrible wart in the form an ESB pole with extra thick cables that disfigures the whole corner.
By the way how does the new Bank of Ireland facade on Oâ€™Connell Street fare out? Any images about?
tretle wrote:I didn't know they were moving the prison to O Connell Street.. Sad to see red brick being replaced for dull grey facades on the main street of limerick. If it was up to me I would try keep the coherency of the street by spending a bit of cash restoring and cleaning current red brick buildings and imposing guidelines enduring that they never get plastered/painted over or demolished in favor of concrete/lime facades.
rumpelstiltskin wrote:They could have gotten an elephant to take a steaming dump on the location of this bank, and it would've been better than what was there. Though mediocre, this is a vast improvement at relatively little cost.
Budelli Construction Limited
For the construction of modifications and amendments to the permitted mixed use tourism, commercial, recreational and residential development granted under planning ref:P.04/01 (An Bord Pleanala ref: PL30.212383) to provide for (1) a reduction in permitted residential units by way of: (i) the replacement of permitted 'Villa C (comprising 15 units, 3 storeys over basement) with proposed 28 no. apartments; (ii) the replacement of 'Vill E' (comprising 15 units, 3 storeys over basement) with proposed 5 no. detached 2 storey residential units with new vehicular entrances onto Roses Avenue; (iii) the replacement of 'Aparthotel Block B' (comprising 24 no. units) with proposed 11 no. three storey town houses. (2). revised site layout plan to take account of aforementioned amendments; (3) revised basement level car parking layout and access arrangement and (4) revised and modified landscaping and boundary treatments and (5) all ancillary site development works. The proposed development is within the curtilage of a Protected Structure.
Ennis Road, Roses Avenue, North Circular Road, Limerick
Bellisle Properties Ltd
Permission for the demolition of 2 no. semi-detached bungalow houses, and for the construction of an entrance, 34 no. terraced townhouses, 13 no. apartments, alterations to the public road including realignment and provision of 14 no. additional angled car parking spaces and all associated site works
Lynwood Park, Singland, Limerick
Decision Due Date: 13/2/2010
PoxyShamrock wrote: (November 2008) I was passing this "landmark" development this morning and noticed that the white exterior just above the doors is going green already! It's not even a year old.
Can't believe these are allowed to sort of things are allowed to be built without having tenants secured.
KeepAnEyeOnBob wrote:I noticed that myself, looks pretty ugly, much worse than in the photo. A lot of these new buildings seem to have taken no account of the local climate and propensity for algae to grow and dirt/grime to build up anywhere where there is water allowed to flow down the face of a building.
Tuborg wrote:CologneMike wrote:By the way how does the new Bank of Ireland facade on Oâ€™Connell Street fare out? Any images about?
They put the finishing touches to it last week.
Obviously it's a major improvement on the original but nothing special either. It's extremely "corporate" looking and would probably be more suited to an office park rather than the city centre.
The new granite clad facade has looked sharp enough in the recent bright, frosty weather but other elements such as the glazing and signage look pretty cheap in my opinion. It's early days yet though, it might grow on me eventually!
Planners told of housing concerns (Irish Examiner)
By Jimmy Woulfe, Mid-West Correspondent
INDEPENDENT planning experts have welcomed a move to open up dialogue with architects and others involved in house design.
Up to 60 architects, draftsmen and house designers attended a meeting called by Limerick County Councilâ€™s planning department.
Architect Michael Healy, who worked on the design of JP McManusâ€™s â‚¬100 million mansion, said the group was able to put concerns by clients to the planners.
Mr Healy said: "This was a positive initiative from the councilâ€™s planning department to invite agents to a meeting. As a result it was decided that a group representing agents will meet regularly with planners to discuss issues when resolved and which would benefit the planning process."
He said a forum would be set up at which agents and planners can discuss issues and give feedback.
Cllr Jerome Scanlan, a strong critic of the councilâ€™s planning department, said there was a problem with regard to getting planning for rural one-off houses in Co Limerick.
He said: "The planners are doing everything in their power to block one-off rural housing. There is a need for one-off rural housing and Limerick County Council are unreasonable in these planning applications."
Cllr Scanlan claimed council bureaucracy was leading to unnecessary delays in processing planning applications. He added problems also arose where people apply for planning adjacent to a roadway.
He added problems also arose where people apply for planning adjacent to a roadway.