Re: New Aer Lingus HQ

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@Thomond Park wrote:

In relation to architecture the images look good and once there is no impact on Corbalis House the proposal could be appropriate to an airport. The real danger in this is that as DD Dallas says that the proposed rail link will not materialse and that the 3500 car spaces will then be required which would not be an acceptable situation.

Re: Corbalis House, the effect will be non-existent in terms of physical impact – in fact the proposed Terminal 2 project will have a greater impact both physically and visually. Though I agree the house is of merit – especially in the broader context of the airport environment, it is not particularly architecturally outstanding.

Regarding the metro link – the Government are likely to propose a €10 billion Transport Development Plan within the coming weeks, within which, funding for the Metro rail-link between Dublin city centre and the airport will be made available. More details should be made soon from public sources and a Press Release by the DoT.

“€500m airport redesign plans revealed”
– Neil Callanan

Images of the proposed €500 million redevelopment of the Aer Lingus head office site at Dublin Airport have been posted on Archiseek, an internet forum used by architects and others. The images show the proposed 162,000 square metre scheme which will include shops, offices and hotels, as well as 3,850 car parking spaces. If built, it would be around twice the size of Blanchardstown Shopping Centre.

The images include a proposed metro stop at the site, which is believed to be vital to support the retail element of the scheme. The planned development was designed by Henry J. Lyons & Partners. The project managers are 4Front International. The office site is owned by the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) but is held by Aer Lingus on a 99-year lease which dates from the late 1960s…

The Sunday Business Post
16th October 2005

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