Baseline Survey wrote:I used to live around the corner from the Beamish & Crawford brewery for a number of years. When the wind came from the east, the smell from the brewery would be almost unbearable.
Baseline Survey wrote:Cork's population has a very high incidence of candida, this is due to the high yeast content in the air from our city breweries and distilleries coupled with the fact that the city is surrounded by hills.
Baseline Survey wrote:The gigantic silos standing sentry at the city's historical south gate are an absolute eye sore.
Baseline Survey wrote:The water colour in the river Lee is very different downstream of the brewery than it is upstream, the reader can draw their own conclusions here.
Baseline Survey wrote:With sensitivity shown to the more historical components of the brewery, for all of the above reasons I would like to see redevelopment here.
bunch wrote:if i were to advise a potential buyer of the beamish site in terms of its development potential - i would have to mention the serious development constraints as follows;
- protected structures in centre of site afaik - seriously restricts site developemt capacity and redevelopment options overall
- protected views to st finbarrs also constrain scale and site coverage - need to maintain certain key views as per the views and prospects policy in the cdp
- proximity to south gate bridge and historic quayside setting restricts the level of development in taht location
- lack of significant footfall on south main street, poor retail potential, secondary location in retail/commercial terms
-long list of ready-made objections ready to be submitted - the public are sore at heineken's actions - what is generall yperceived as plundering a key part of the city's indiustrial and cultural heritage
- archaeology will be a huge issue - under and overground
imo, it is not a particularly good development site but a hugely important urban opportunity for the city - could be exactly what the city centre needs in terms of tourist/cultural/research oppportunities - part of extended food/drink heritage trail - english market - park- brewery link. city should consider purchase of the site (cpo). i honestly think if heineken were to put it on the market tomorrow, it would fail to attract huge interest - too messy.
i actually quite like the tanks - no real conservation interest but very interesting visually at that location
I for one will boycott Heineken products for as long as they insist on ignoring our heritage.
Radioactiveman wrote:Now, now, lets not get carried away
There's certainly very strong feelings towards Heineken on this one. I don't think purchase by the city will help matters. Just take a look at ChristChurch across the road from the brewery...its been closed off for more than a year. Nothing being done, and in my view the security of the building itself is threatened. We were promised a music venue as an addition to the Triskel. In who's lifetime is this going to emerge??
I don't want to see Beamish going the same way.
kite wrote::(Most of the press report the last day of Beamish & Crawford today.
Feck Heineken NV and their Irish puppets in Murphy's brewery.
I will never drink a drop of Heineken slop again.
rumpelstiltskin wrote:You better stay away from Amstel, Bulmers, and Strongbow while you're at it. And of course, you must never attend Oxegen or watch the Heineken Cup. Good Luck!
Dutch courage: Plans for €150m Brewery Quarter
A €150-million Brewery Quarter tourism and cultural investment is planned for the heart of Cork city, on the four-acre site vacated in 2009 by the historic firm Beamish and Crawford.