Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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Tuborg you posted this back in January. Though all the signs of work in progress to be seen they are not exactly rushing this development up? Or is it more of a conservation job? Seen any sketches about or do you know what architects are behind this?
Earlier in the year some part of the structure collapsed and work was stopped until a full report was carried out. Its not really clear what exactly collapsed, some reports say it was a mews building with others reporting it was the rear of the townhouse itself! either way the council werent happy! Im not sure if work has re-started yet, whats your impression of the state of play CologneMike?
The architects behind the the project are Gilleece McDonnell O’Shaughnessy of Mallow Street. Unfortunately Limerick City Councils planning enquiry system is fairly basic, unlike the county council they dont use e-plan software so there are no drawings available! I suppose this is the part of the application that stands out:
4. Construct new five storey over basement structure linked to the existing derelict 2 storey over basement dwelling house on Barrington St. to accommodate car parking, restaurant, bedrooms and associated facilities
Five storeys seems excessive, especially in this sensitive location. its going to be visible on the Barrington Street side and is essentially going to be sandwiched between 2 Georgian buildings, what kind of finish will they go for? modern & contemporary or Georgian Pastiche?
The hotel was due to open in early 2008, that date is going to be missed by a considerable distance now!