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Agree that that cladding is overused.

I suppose I feel well disposed towards the Dunnes scheme because it worked out so well in the end all things considered. The George’s Street building (with Dunnes homewares in the ground floor) is a lesson in modern infill in a historic street and would stand up well anywhere in Europe. The integrity of the older buildings on George’s Street was retained in their refurbishment – no silly glass storeys on top and whole structures retained as against just facades. The whole scheme maintains a sense of the scale of the area.

When you compare it to, say, the Arnotts scheme which is trying to bump up the average scale of the area by another 4 storeys or so, the Dunnes scheme is admirable.

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