marmajam wrote:Who's CIE?
IE will not spend a penny on this building but will get a very necessary upgrade of the 2nd busiest station in the country done for free.
That's their job. Well done by them.
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Hmmm - that's an interesting interpretation of paranoia you are projecting on to my development critique of (C)IE's proposed scheme. Last time I checked, I was not aware of CIE/IE "out to get me"
Meanwhile back in the real world I am interested in the notion this is "a very necessary upgrade of the 2nd busiest station in the country"
; given that no toilets are provided, I find the term "upgrade" novel. Somebody's taking the piss - or maybe not if CIE get their way.
I also dispute your interpretation that this will be "done for free"; show me the money as it were, as to who is backing them - and please don't provide any more conjecture masquerading as "fact".
What is happening here is the public transport company CIE, is attempting to develop what is primarily a speculative office scheme through their subsidiary company, Irish Rail, claiming it to be an "upgrade" of a railway station. I don't consider a new railway station without toilets to be an upgrade. What I also note is that a cost of â‚¬100m has been put on developing the scheme, without declaring who is going to foot the bill - other than suggesting it'll be done by some mythical developer. Maybe I am being unreasonable, but at a time of unprecedented vacancies of existing office and corporate space, this to my mind is based on fantasy of a bygone age.
Worse than that, CIE are advancing a â‚¬100m scheme at a time when An Bord Snip is recommending saving â‚¬55m by closing 240km of railway around the country.
marmajam wrote:That's their job. Well done by them.
Developing spec office blocks amidst unprecedented vacancy - rather than defending what should be their core business interests of keeping railways open and providing public transport? Well if you say so, but I would have to differ
marmajam, you are so gung-ho about this project - to a point of unnecessarily insulting critics - are there any interests that you would like to declare, just for sake of clarity?