Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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I was in the city centre today (Sunday) for the 1st time in about a fortnight and I acually couldnt believe my eyes, Look what Matthew Stephens Jewellers have done to the georgian building at 8 O Connell Street!
I thought something was up when they removed the second floor facade a while back but now they’ve inserted a huge window and plastered over the brickwork! How the fuck was this allowed to happen, I though those days were over!
Matthew Stephens had Planning permission for:
Permission for development at Matthew Stephens Jewellers. The development consists of the following: Removal of existing shopfront and projecting clock over, the construction of a new two storey shopfront with retractable awning at first floor level, new render finish to existing brickwork over new shopfront; new projecting clock and illuminated clock at first floor level; refurbishment of basement, ground and first floor levels which included change of use from associated storage areas to retail jewellers of both the basement and the first floor; realignment of existing fire escape exit at rear on second floor; insertion of two new windows at rear of second floor. The development consists of a total floor area of 326 sq. m. all of which is intended to be used as retail space.
I know Limerick City Council are an incompetent bunch at the best of times but this is unbelievable!
Pic 1. Before (The building with the clock between Eason and HMV!)
Pic 2. After (Taken Sunday 17 December 2006)
Apologies if the quality is a bit shit, I took it with my phone!