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Georgian buildings in grave danger -1bn remedy sought (Limerick Post)

Dick Tobin, senior planner with Limerick City Council

“The challenge is how to make these buildings useable. Parking is a big problem, but frequently there are big garden areas to the rear of the buildings which could be used for parking”.

Denis Leonard, director of Limerick Civic Trust.

Detailed how the Trust had acquired, and gradually restored, the Bishop’s Palace and the Georgian House at 2, Pery Square, and the meticulous work involved in restoring plasterwork, marbelling, a fireplace, the roof and the installation of under-floor heating.

“Admittedly, a lot of work is involved but it can be done”

No 2 Pery Square

The recent restoration of no. 2 Pery Square by Thompson’s Architects / Limerick Civic Trust really sets the mark on how ideally all Georgian buildings should be restored. Realistically I could not imagine a developer or landlord investing extra money into restoration and at the same time expect a higher return to cover their investment? Maybe a Heritage Tax incentive might be the best instrument to tackle this mammoth project?

If Dick Tobin thinks that parking is a big problem then build multi-storey car parks near the Georgian districts. It would be a better solution than converting the garden areas to the rear of the buildings into car parks.

By the way, will the restoration of No. 4 Patrick Street (Catherine Hayes project) go ahead as planned, especially after the original backer of the Opera Centre has off loaded the proposed development onto other investors?

Images courtesy Thompson’s Architects

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