The detailed drawings, including cross-sections, for the two concepts are now on display in Dun laoghaire Town Hall until 16th May.
, which includes the Lagoon Beach, is costed at â‚¬126.5m
, which features an open-to-sea beach at Newtownsmith, comes in at â‚¬92m
Unsurprisingly, I favour Concept A, as the Lagoon Beach element most closely resembles my original â€œDun Laoghaire Plageâ€ proposal.
Concept A implementation is proposed in 4 distinct phases.
Phases 1 & 2, which include the 500 space underground car-park, are collectively priced @ â‚¬76m.
The Lagoon Beach is only Phase 3, which is priced @ â‚¬32m.
However, given that Minister Dermot Ahern (?) recently announced that there isnâ€™t a red cent available to build a new hospital in Navan, itâ€™s hard to see central Govt providing major funding for either of these concepts.
Itâ€™ll be interesting to see if any elements of either concept ever get beyond the display stands in the Town Hall.
Meanwhile, local socialist Richard Boyd Barrett was holding a public meeting in the Kingston Hotel tonight (Mon 14th) which I was unable to attend. I await media reports with limited interest.