Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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Opera Shopping Centre a watershed for Limericks Georgian Heritage?
It all depends on the exact details of the new plans. Under the previous application, 4 & 5 Rutland Street were to be restored and retained in their entirety as was 5 Patrick Street (adjacent to Catherine Hayes house). Despite the acknowledgement that they remain very much intact, the older, 18th century buildings at 8 & 9 Rutland Street will have their interiors demolished with just the facades retained. Im curious to know how it was proposed to integrate the retained buildings into the new complex? The buildings in question are only in use as ground floor retail units with the upper floors housing old residential accomodation, now used for storage. What will become of these upper floors?, will they be gutted to provide more floorspace as CologneMike mentioned earlier?
Id also like to know what treatment buildings not initially part of the application (such as the old town hall) will receive. According to the city council website, only the facade of the building is protected, does this answer my question I wonder? The dearth of information on this highly important project is pretty shameful!:(
8/9 Rutland Street
4/5 Rutland Street
5 Patrick Street