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@Spinal Tap wrote:

Joe O’Donovans scheme for the Capitol Cinema and Patricks St. Sites is in for planning today as there is a feature on the proposed scheme in todays Examiner.The usual suspects lined up H&M,Zara,Habitat etc.
Its a lot better than his previous scheme for the same site IMO.

Some details:

Five storey over 2 basement fronting onto Grand Parade. Demolition of Central Shoe Store block, Capitol Cinema Block, Post Office and Kebab Restaurant.
On patrick Street, demolition of all but facades. Demolition of the Vineyard public house, but retention of the market tavern (a listed building).

Developers seem reluctant to offer details, images of the St. Patrick St. finish, which worried me a little. But Grand Parade looks much superior to the previous effort on the site. I have no doubt it will be a hard to swallow complete demolition of the buildings on either side of the capitol for some people, but the design seems to merit it. By the look of things, 1 floor will be lopped off the top of the Grand Parade side (the top two of five are set back).

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