Re: Re: Smithfield, Dublin

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@Smithfield Resi wrote:

Don’t get me started on the ‘smithfield improvements’ (is any end in sight?) but just to finish off the wind tunnel effect we now have this rather johnny come lately application from Linders. All the way through the boom without breaking ground on various now expired schemes and bkd come up with this tired nonsense for them. Vintage 2006 Office Block muck. 5.18 plot ratio and 86% site coverage on an existing site with mature trees. Just what we need in Smithfield – more empty office space. Is anyone right in the head?

2660/11 – observations by Monday 13th.

This tiger flashback fantasy folly was refused. Already glut of vacant office accommodation in the area in deepest recession ever … really wonder what this application was all about >_<

It required demolition of the Irish Distillers building, a respected 1970s office conversion of a non-protected late-19th century stone warehouse which is also crucial to the conservation area streetscape of Bow Street behind. David Slattery threw every insult he could muster at it but to no avail.

The Distillers site should really be left as is and interests in the area should develop their permissions for the gap sites on the opposite side of Smithfield beside Luas, which really need developing.

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