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The impatient developer is a dangerous thing, I agree that this was not the ideal spot for apartments, the pavillion as you pointed out united Dunlaoighre harbour with the town again.
Which was entirely necessary as the stock of buildings on Marine Road did little to attract pedestrian traffic.
I have seen similar schemes in other places although on a smaller scale and generally in much warmer climates.
They have all provided a high degree of public access as recreational retail tends to dominate this type building. It is for that reason that I am confident that access will not be a problem, as the rents acheivable from cafes and bars would exceed any other use.
I would imagine the only way to live in this scheme would be to arrange a long term rate in the inevitable hotel in the scheme. This space would be too expensive for large numbers of apartments.