Re: Sean Mhuileann, Blackpool
A few people have asked about that ‘large red-brick circle thing’ along the Blackpool By-pass -> well that’s the Sean Mhuileann Section 23 development by Frank Sheahan and Joe Carey I had been talking about in previous posts. I still believe that guide prices are ridiculous – but if people are that mad enough and willing to pay that sort of money for that sort of development, then soak it up I say. From a consumer perspective, all I can say is, there are far better developments than this for better money. From a developer’s perspective all I can say is ‘HAHA!’ – or something to that effect.
For a 600sq ft 1-bedroom apartment, prices start at 325,000 euros. 375,000 euros for a 800sq ft 2 bedroom and 425,000 euros for a 3-bedroom 1,200sq ft apartment.
The image below is in reverse, the larger, semi-circular element (already complete by PJ Hegarty Contractors) is located to the North. The 3 remaining blocks are currently under construction by Ascon. Design for the 139-unit apartment development is by J.E. Keating & Associates.
Also, here’s a small image of the new UCC School of Medicine and Nursing Studies – due to open for October 2005. The 45m euro project was designed by RKD McCarthy Lynch and built by PJ Walls Building Contractors.
…and on the subject of UCC, here’s a sneak peek at the design for new student accomodation of the site of the former M&P O’Sullivan Cash & Carry at Victoria Cross (next to Victoria Mills – Phase 2 now under contruction by Bowen Construction). Fleming Group will act as developers and building contractors on behalf of UCC. In line with student population projects and accomodation requirements – construction is not scheduled to begin until mid to late 2005, ready for the new Academic Year in Sept 2006 (the project is not S.50 and thus free of associative conditions). Design is by Bertie Pope & Associates (whose previous projects incl. North Main Street/Kyrls Quay Multi-Storey Car Park and Shopping Centre – I’ll let that work speak for itself). The image is small I know, but as of now, it was the only one allowed for use (made available in this case through PMG).