Re: Re: Citywest : Mansfield’s giant heap of crap
Citywest lodges fresh centre application
Tuesday, 24 April 2007 12:00
Citywest Hotel, owned by developer Jim Mansfield, has lodged a new planning application to build a 4,000-seat convention centre at the hotel in Saggart, Co Dublin.
The proposed centre became a source of controversy three years ago when a steel frame and part of the roof were built without full planning approval.
An Bord PleanÃ¡la has twice refused permission for the development, and Citywest has been granted leave to pursue a judicial review of the decisions.
AdvertisementBut in a statement, the company said this was a lengthy procedure and the hotel was eager to expand its events facilities as quickly as possible.
It said the new application followed changes to transport infrastructure in the area, including the widening of the N7 and confirmation of a Luas line extension to Saggart, partly funded by Citywest.
Mansfield Group chief executive Bernard O’Byrne said the new centre would generate around €50m a year for the economy.
Has the steel frame come down or is this retention mark 2?
Conference activity would generate €50m for the economy if sited at City West but probably €75m – €100m at Spencer Dock; a retail impact assessment on the Dublin conference market should be submitted.