While we're on the subject of the Cornmarket Centre, I've managed to finally get some images of what the finished product will look like.
From a retail point of view, it'll comprise 17 retail units on 2 floors over basement on a c.1.5 acre site comprising the old Guy and Co. site and St. Pauls Church. The development will offer units ranging from 93 to 3716 sq.m for food fasion and entertainment uses.
There will be two large retail units at basement level (c. 1000 sq.m. each) along with parking for 66 cars.There will be five units facing on to Cornmarket Street at first floor level (the largest being 753 sq. m.). There will also be a mall area at this level with physical linkages to St.Pauls which will house a retail unit.There will be three retail units on a mezzane level with more on the second floor.
There are lots of rumours as to who is going to take some of the larger units, but they remain that at the moment. Irish and European are handling the retail letting.
Leesider wrote:I thought they were going with the glass covering for part of the street with the permanent market in this part.....it was in the echo so it must be true!! ;-)
barneymagee wrote:Yes it was originally planned to have a permanent canopy however the businesses on the street along with the gardaÃ had some concerns about people climbing on top at night or winos hanging around underneat which makes sense.
There will now be temporary demountable stands.
bosco wrote:I'd love to see the Loft show some civic pride and clean/restore the limestone frontage as their neighbours have done - it makes a huge difference.
Leesider wrote:Anyone have up to date photos of how far they are after progressing on this??
who_me wrote:Don't have photos, sorry, but can describe it for anyone who hasn't seen it in progress.
The plan seems to be similar to Patrick St./Grand Parade. The paths are being expanded in width in order to narrow the roadway to a constant width along the length of the 'quay' (just wide enough for one lane either way). The path along the East side is relatively narrow and fixed in width, while the pathway on the other side will probably vary in width more.
The paths are paved similarly to the other streets, the roadway is tarmaced, and there seems to be a paved margin along the roadway on the West side, similar to on Patrick St.
Leesider wrote:Thanks for that, any idea on what kind of lighting they are putting in?
A bit surprising too, the works only go as far as Kyle's St., not around the 'kink'. I hadn't realised that previously.
Yossarian wrote:who actually designed the new street paving?
i was asking one of the builders on-site the other day about phase II, he was saying that the carriageway along the front of Guy's will continue out to the Quay, while a second carriageway will extend parallel to this one connecting Kyel st. to the Quay, forming a paved island in between, stretching from outside the garda station to the quayside... this seems like a duplication - why not just extend the Guy's side passage to meet the Kyle St one, then extend to the Quay from there?
does anyone have a plan of the finished design?
barneymagee wrote:The work from Kyle Street around to the Coal Quay will carry on in Phase II. I think that starts in October. Funding is in place for it but it won't be finished until the next year. Work will stop over the Christmas period. I presume it will just continue the same style from the other half of the street.