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Paul can you post the image from this article please? wrote:

A new signature landmark development in Dundalk town centre has been granted planning permission from the local authority. The 37,300 sq ft scheme at Market Square in Dundalk has four retail units on basement, ground and mezzanine levels with prime frontage onto the square itself. According to the developer, “Douglas Wallace have designed a landmark development that leads the way forward in the urban regeneration of Dundalk town centre and will greatly enhance the physical and commercial fabric of Market Square.”

Charles Robey, Associate Director at Douglas Wallace said, “The development occupies a prime corner site at the western end of Market Square in the historic core of Dundalk town. In addressing frontage onto the square an elegant series of stone-clad vertical bays echo the terraced urban form of the town”.

“We have maximised visibility into the retail units which line Market Square with a glazed box wrapping around the corner onto the Demesne where the office entrance is accessed through a giant flat arch. The corner nature of the building is further accentuated by wrap-around louvres which shade the curtain-wall glazed offices at the upper levels. The setback penthouse level is roofed by a lightweight cantilevered plane which hovers above the floor to ceiling glazed walls”.

Dundalk Town Council stresses the importance of re-use, redevelopment and regeneration of underused and derelict sites whilst seeking to protect and enhance the character and environment of the town centre.

Martin McCormick of Douglas Wallace Architects, a native of Dundalk, is acting as Client Manager for the Market Square development. “We hope that this new building will bookmark an end of Market Square that has, over recent years, been neglected. We aim to put this part of Dundalk town back on the map, creating a sense of place around the square giving it the prominence it deserves”, he says.

It looks very attractive as a stand alone building what do you think of its integration in to Market Square?

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