Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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I see theyâ€™ve begun attaching the reflective glass panels to the front of the new Marriott hotel on Henry Street, there also seems to be a fair bit of the usual stone tiling peeking through the scaffolding, I really hope that they havenâ€™t revised the plans for the faÃ§ade as glass was to be the dominant feature, stone cladding is an incredibly tired look at this stage! A Brise Soleil is mentioned in the application, similar to the wooden grill on the faÃ§ade of the County Council offices in Dooradoyle Id imagine!
Work has also started on the steelwork for the retail element of the complex on the Bedford Row side of the site, the number of retail units have reduced from 14 to 12 as a result of the amalgamation of some units!
Permission for development for alterations to a previously permitted development (Reg Ref. P04/550), identified primarily as: the former Savoy Cinema Complex, Henry Street/Bedford Row/Stella Lane; former Bedford House, Bedford Row; former Nos. 2-7 Bedford Row; and the former premises running from the rear of No. 122 Oâ€™Connell Street (parallel with the former rear of Nos. 1-9 Bedford Row), Limerick. The development will consist of the provision of: an additional one metre length on the Bedford Row elevation The amalgamation of part of previously permitted Retail Unit No. 9 into Retail Unit No. 6 and subsequent reduction in the retail floor area of Retail Units Nos. 9, 10 and 11 by 99 sq m at basement ground floor and first floor level; an 87 sq m extension to Retail Unit No. 14 at ground and first floor level; the amalgamation of previously permitted Retail Unit Nos. 6,7 and 8 into one retail unit and a minor increase in retail floor area as a result of revised corner details on the amalgamated unit at both ground (342 sq m) and first floor level (313 sq m); re-positioning of the entrance door in Retail Unit No. 14 and the hotel entrance and permitted brise soleil on Henry street; addition of a hotel entrance on Stella Lane; change of use of Retail Units Nos. 12 & 13 at ground floor level to hotel foyer area (135 sq m) and at first floor level to private function room and lounge area (114 sq m); provision of shopfronts to all retail units; amalgamation of previously permitted Retail Unit No. 9 and 8 (part of) to create a larger Unit No. 9 (155 sq m) The proposed development results in an increase of some 794 sq m gross floor space to the permitted development at Former Savoy Cinema Complex, Henry St/Bedford Row, Limerick.
There was a piece on the Absolute Hotel on Sir Harryâ€™s Mall in the Independent on Wednesday. Its due to open on February 1st next with 99 bedrooms, executive business suites, other â€œluxuryâ€ suites and also a range of spa facilities!
The â€œGeorge Boutique Hotelâ€ opened last weekend, it includes the George bar & Kitchen restaurant. They have applied for a change of use of part of the ground floor on O Connell street from Retail to cafÃ© use, The remaining retail space is still up for grabs