Grand Parade, Cork

Grand Parade, Cork

Postby Radioactiveman » Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:09 am

The Grand Parade/ City Library has been given the go ahead by An Bord Pleanala. About time too!!

<img src="http://www.grandparadeplaza.ie/images/cam2_night.jpg">



PS Is there a reason why we can no longer link to images?
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Re: Developments in Cork

Postby Mike Purdy » Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:19 am

Radioactiveman wrote:The Grand Parade/ City Library has been given the go ahead by An Bord Pleanala. About time too!!

<img src="http://www.grandparadeplaza.ie/images/cam2_night.jpg">



PS Is there a reason why we can no longer link to images?


Radioactiveman - do you know where the info for the City Library is posted? Looked on the CCC website but couldn't see it mentioned.

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Re: Developments in Cork

Postby murfee » Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:24 pm

My understanding is that the conditions attached to the grant of permission by ABP make the project completely unviable - Hope I'm wrong!
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Re: Developments in Cork

Postby Pug » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:33 pm

do we know what they are? cant be that bad can they? the main issue was the city wall underneath
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Re: Developments in Cork

Postby kite » Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:51 pm

ABP are keeping the conditions under wraps at the moment.
I believe that one condition reduces the size of the library, CCC would need to study the conditions as well as Frinailla as the reduction in “flying freehold” area could lead to a bad deal for the city deteriorating into yet another (former) city owned property fiasco.
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Re: Developments in Cork

Postby murfee » Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:09 am

waiting to hear more but the size of the library has been significantly reduced and apparently the overall development has lost an average of three floors all round
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Re: Developments in Cork

Postby Radioactiveman » Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:03 am

kite wrote:ABP are keeping the conditions under wraps at the moment.
I believe that one condition reduces the size of the library, CCC would need to study the conditions as well as Frinailla as the reduction in “flying freehold” area could lead to a bad deal for the city deteriorating into yet another (former) city owned property fiasco.


ABP haven't posted their report online yet, which must be some sort of freedom of information breach.
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Re: Developments in Cork

Postby corkblow-in » Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:14 pm

City Library Bord Decision:

http://www.pleanala.ie/casenum/226425.htm
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Re: Developments in Cork

Postby bosco » Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:22 pm

SoundsDreamy wrote:See the boardwalk opposite tax office is finished.
The ACC building at the end of boardwalk really stands out.
Great potential once vacated by acc. Potentail for Bar/cafe. South West facing aspect. Not many bars in the city where you catch the sun when sitting outside.


Great potential for the whole strip of Grand Parade from the river to the library. It's a crying shame all those great (and not so great) buildings are left in such an ugly state of disrepair now that the street is more or less completed.
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Re: Developments in Cork

Postby Leesider » Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:52 am

Well it looks like one development is going ahead in the Grand Parade area

http://www.examiner.ie/irishexaminer/pages/story.aspx-qqqg=ireland-qqqm=ireland-qqqa=ireland-qqqid=82709-qqqx=1.asp


What is the story with the library is that still in appeal or has planning been given?
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Re: Developments in Cork

Postby starchaser » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:22 pm

Leesider wrote:Well it looks like one development is going ahead in the Grand Parade area



Does anyone have any images of this development?
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Re: Developments in Cork

Postby sovereign12 » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:44 pm

try this link for an image of development
http://www.bamcivil.ie/live/bam_property/bam_prop.html
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Re: Developments in Cork

Postby green_jesus » Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:01 pm

starchaser wrote:Does anyone have any images of this development?


Hear...

Image
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Those bloody coffeepods...again

Postby Radioactiveman » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:11 am

There has been plenty of discussion regarding the merits and demerits of those new glass 'coffeepods' on Grand Parade. Seems we've lost the battle on these long ago.

Anyway, Coffee Station (with another outlet at Western Road) have opened in the pod adjacent to the City Library. Fit out is underway in the Bishop Lucey Park coffeepod for (I believe) another well known coffee outlet.

Passing the City Library recently I noticed that (a) the coffee station has a big ugly green generator out the back (i.e. on Grand Parade). I would have presumed that these would all be linked up to mains electricity by now? If not, why not?

Also, the once very, very, very mildly elegant pod is now summited by an upright air-conditioning unit slapped on the roof.Hideous!

Seriously, this sort of gross stupidity just makes me want to cry! Surely proper, integrated air-con and connection to the national grid would be the first thing the landlord would deal with. But, of course, we all know who the landlord is in this case:eek:

I hope that both the generator and air-con unit are very temporary and that this is certainly NOT carried on in front of the Cornmarket gates and the English Market facade further up the street.
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