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I've walked through the building and I think these photos actually are quite flattering! The only future I see for it is its being burned down some night sooner or later.
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Having walked around the area several of the developments are 95% complete with many apartment occupied and some of the buildings are actually very striking architecturally.
With a bit more work it wouldn't be too bad!....like alot of places:)
- thebig C
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- Cathal Dunne
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- Alek Smart
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Alek Smart wrote:I stand to be corrected here,but was there not some rather unpleasant disagreement between Dun Laoighre-Rathdown's Senior Engineers and it's Councillors regarding water & drainage capacity for the greater Sandyford ara..?
Yes, I remember that too. DLRCC said at the time that they have run out of capacity for water and sewerage. In heavy rain the manhole cover opposite Microsoft’s HQ in the Atrium spews sewerage out on to the pavement. They’d probably want to sort that out before they build or finish any more apartments.
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NAMA recently stated that about 200 units in dunlaoaghire rathdown would be leased to the council for social housing. Perhaps some are around this area.
Any abandoned building site is going to look like a wasteland. How will this area progress? There are two supermarkets, some other shops in 'Beacon South Quarter', a children's cultural whatnot, many jobs, a hospital and a hotel. You are 22 mins form Grafton street by luas and there is the aircoach and m50.
Really the thing missing is something to attract a permanent population rather than single office workers. There are no houses, few large apartments and no parks. At this stage, I wonder if it would be an idea to designate a repossessed site as a park.. There is some internal pedestrian access, some built, some not yet. The area is isolated for pedestrians and cyclists from Central Park development and from the outside of the M50 by lack of bridges. Some of these are planned but nobody thinks they're coming soon.
Sandyford is not to be compared with the city centre, it should be compared with previous attempts at suburban development such as Lakelands or Balally.
- Frank Taylor
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