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Georgian buildings in grave danger -1bn remedy sought (Limerick Post)
The future of some 500 Georgian houses in Limerick is under threat, unless a concerted drive is set in motion to conserve this valuable heritage asset.
Limerickâ€™s Georgian quarter has suffered under-investment and neglect, including dilapidated and sub-divided buildings and planning constraints.
Dick Tobin, senior planner with Limerick City Council, revealed there are 500 Georgian houses in the city that may not have a long future, due to very shaky foundations.
If you take the recent demolition of 26 and 27 Cecil Street and construction of the three-storey Dominican Biblical Centre. It shows in the inspectors report how shaky some of the Georgian buildings have been allowed to come.
Dilapidation Report by Arup Consulting Engineers
- Vacant with the exception of basement and ground floor.
- Dry lined internally.
- Cracking to wall junctions and substantial falls in floors and bulges in walls.
- Windows and doors substantially off square.
- Extensive cracking to external elevations with brickwork in very poor condition.
- Significant settlement to party wall and chimney.
- Vacant (for some time).
- Wall ties/restraints installed some 10 years ago.
- Extremely poor condition throughout.
- Very significant and substantial cracking, bulging and deterioration of walls and especially brickwork.
- Very significant falls in floors.
- Wall junctions debonded.
- Windows and doors are very substantially off square.
- Extensive infestation and rot in all timbers – heads, lintols, joists, floor and stairs.
- Substantial settlement of party wall and chimney.
Many opposing views in the Report by DÃºchas, An Taisce, Irish Georgian Society, Limerick Civic Trust and so on. It is a worthwhile read and it sends Dick Tobinâ€™s message home that time is not on our side with our Georgian terraced heritage!
Images courtesy of Limerick.com and Elliot Maguire Landers Architects