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:rolleyes: Thomas Crosbie Holdings have received permission from CCC to forward with the construction of their new printing press facility at Mahon Point – a facility that will be leased out to newly formed company Webprint Concepts – who subsequently will publish all Thomas Crosbie Holdings titles bar the London-centred Irish Post.

The development essentially consists of a new manufacturing building comprising a press hall of 19.5m in height, mail room, newspaper reel storage, ink storage, plate making, control room, maintenance rooms, plant rooms, external plant enclosures, storage areas, offices, staff amenities, lunch room & sprinkler tank pumphouse, all of a total floor area of 4,075 sq. m. and associated development including site roadway, vehicle manoeuvring areas, delivery and dispatch areas, car parking, sprinkler tank, emergency generators, waste compaction and storage, site fencing, gates and vehicle barriers. Site services including water, electrical, gas and telecoms supply, connection to foul sewer and storm water discharge, site lighting, CCTV cameras, site works and mounding, landscaping all on a site of 1.42 hectares.

Design is by RKD McCarthy Lynch.

-> Meanwhile the other prominent TCH development site at 16 Lavitts Quay (new HQ) – though ‘officially’ under offer – has moved on to advanced stages of agreement. A ‘Sale Agreed’ status is expected to be confirmed soon.

:confused: Old Friary Place Developments Ltd. of Blarney have been refused permission to redevelopment a derelict site off Shadon Street. The proposed development consisted of 2 No. 3 storey blocks incorporating ground floor 5 no. one bedroom apartments, first floor 5 no. two bedroom duplex units with 4 no. car parking spaces, turning area and all associated site works at Old Friary Place. CCC Planners cited inappropriate development and reasons contrary to sustainable development of the area for the refusal. They also noted the poor quality and standard of design – the REAL reason for refusal. Although I’m disappointed in seeing development lost to an area so badly needing of it – I have to agree with CCC on this one. Hopefully Old Friary will revise their plans and come back with something of a higher quality. Architects = DFOD Consultants.

😡 And in conflict to my report earlier today, CCC have just this evening requested ‘Clarification’ on John Mannix’s Washington Street development (Further Info was requested in May and received in October) – the decision due date of Nov 18th 2004 will now undoubtedly be pushed back again.

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