Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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Jungle, alas your link to the article was only valid for a day before it wanders into their archives.
Top architect defends building proposal after parents object (Irish Examiner)
Parents of children attending a nearby school are opposing the plan.
However, Michael Healy said he believed the design was well received by those living and working in the Pery Square area.
Mr Healy, who has designed JP McManusâ€™s â‚¬100 million mansion in Co Limerick, said: â€œThe proposed building will make a positive contribution to the diverse character of this part of Limerick.
â€œIt will be constructed in a contemporary idiom and that will make a positive contribution to the area.â€
Mr Healy has entered into a partnership agreement with the Church of Ireland, owner of the site.
The building will cover 10,000 sq ft, and will be occupied by his company while the church authorities will have the remainder to rent.
The church says it needs funds for projects such as the restoration of nearby St Michaelâ€™s Church.
Mr Healy said: â€œPery Square has been to an extent asleep and what we propose is no threat to the Georgian aspect of Pery Square. Indeed it will help complement it.
â€œObviously it is in our interest to design a building that is to the highest standard. After all, this will be my work home]Mr Healy said:[/B] â€œAs professional designers it is our duty to address privacy issues and to that extent we believe we have addressed that concern by the introduction of a minimum of slender, high-level windows.â€
With regard to concerns by parents of safety during construction, Mr Healy said mitigation measures could be put in place to eliminate risk.
He said: â€œWe have designed the structure in such a manner that the construction will be carried out in the shortest possible time, thus minimising the nuisance to neighbours during the construction period.â€
He said the distinguished design would give an added dimension to other new developments proposed for the Pery Square area, which include an extension to the nearby City Art Gallery and the construction of a boutique hotel in Barrington Street.
Any images of these new proposals around? (City Art Gallery extension and boutique hotel in Barrington Street)