The good news is permission for its demolition has expired (it was granted permission on appeal in September 2004 and so expired five years later - last September - thus avoiding the new, CIF-prompted rule where developers can extend permissions without reapplying, which came into force this January). Appeal Ref. is PL29N.207208. The bad news is, well, I don't have to tell you what the bad news is.arachide wrote:Any news on the Ormond Hotel?
Devin wrote:The good news is permission for its demolition has expired (it was granted permission on appeal in September 2004 and so expired five years later - last September - thus avoiding the new, CIF-prompted rule where developers can extend permissions without reapplying, which came into force this January). Appeal Ref. is PL29N.207208. The bad news is, well, I don't have to tell you what the bad news is.
Here is a picture of part of it in the early noughties when it was nicely painted and had timber sash windows and was open as hotel ...... before the owner tastelessly painted it white, filled it with PVC windows, got permission for its demolition, closed it up and basically let it sit there like a piece of shit.
OisinT wrote:Apparently with refurbishment it can have 160 rooms which isn't too bad. The hotel itself is apparently for sale at the moment for €7million (and it didn't sell, so it could probably be had for less).
I'd like to see it done up rather than demolished personally.
wearnicehats wrote:not sure where you get that from - the original hotel had 64 shabby, non-Bord F standard rooms and wasn't viable as a hotel in the longterm. The 160 room option was knock and replace. The article below stated 120 with refurb and extension
Interestingly BM had it up for sale for €11m in 2008. Bet he wished he'd taken that now....
also discussed here
OisinT wrote:Still a 120 with refurb and extension isn't so much different really. Better than a knock and replace option imo.
I believe that is more than the Morrison down the road.
I am looking for debate and support in regard to saving the facade of the Ormond Hotel in Dublin. I saw a forum that was running way back in 2005 /6 when contributors were deploring the changes to the streetscape and commending the historical and cultural worth of the site of Joyce's siren chapter. Are there any such protests now over the current planning application? along with any support for retaining the facade and having it protected?
I am a resident concerned about the changes and the loss of a significant part of Dublin's Literary Heritage. What an embarrassment when Dublin has recently been named an EU city of literature...
My friends and I are keen readers of Joyce's work and are hoping to hear from you that such people as J Seerski are still fighting for the life and fabric of the Ormond facade.
aj wrote:I see the scaffolding going up. Also by looking at the DCC websiite it looks like the facade at least is to be kept.