Cumberland House D2 and Hume House D4 coming down?

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    • #710055
      tommyt
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      According to the IT planning list today they are up for demolition. Nothing on google images but I imagine a poster here will find some fabulous photos of these much loved Southside gems;) Dunno about retail development doing well on Fenian street???

      Location: Cumberland House, 48-61 Fenian Street and 34-40 Boyne Street, Dublin 2. Proposed Development: demolish existing office blocks, substation and car park on site and construct two buildings ranging in height from four to eight storeys. The scheme provides for a mixed use development of office and retail use. Block A will be a seven- or eight-storey building and will have retail and office space. Block B will be a four-storey building and will consist of office space. Provision of 73 car parking spaces, landscaping and site works. Applicant: Morretino Limited.

      Location: Hume House, Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Proposed Development: Demolition of Hume House and construction of an office building with a gross floor area of 29,802sq m comprising part seven storeys, part 11 storeys and part 14 storeys with an overall height of 62.27 m. Sixty car parking spaces at basement level. Vehicular and bicycle access/egress is provided from Shelbourne Lane. The proposed development includes 350 bicycle spaces at basement level. Applicant: Mountbrook Riverside IV Development Limited.

    • #801746
      Anonymous
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      Oddly enough I was looking at an aerial photo of the Cumberland House the other day, not one I can post unfortunately, and was thinking how big the plot is compared to the building, there is a huge surface car park behind and a big set back from the street, so this makes sense.

    • #801747
      Anonymous
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      Sean Dunne strikes at the heart of Ballsbridge again!!!

    • #801748
      Anonymous
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      There’s a model of the Cumberland House scheme in the lobby of the Planning office, I passed it yesterday, didn’t have the camera on me.

      Don’t know about ‘much loved gems’ though!

    • #801749
      Anonymous
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      Cumberland House

      Hume House

    • #801750
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      @tommyt wrote:

      Dunno about retail development doing well on Fenian street???

      .

      It’ll be sandwich bars to cater for workers overhead

    • #801751
      Anonymous
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      @jdivision wrote:

      It’ll be sandwich bars to cater for workers overhead

      An office block with a spar is what passess for mixed-use these days I s’pose

    • #801752
      admin
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      With a mixed use office and residential scheme there will always be a small retail element to service the primary uses and appease the locals who in their obeisity ccouldn’t be bothered walking half a mile to the local shops.

      Traditionally one would have said on a site this size with no existing retail provision in the vicinity one would have started with a convenience spore, a pharmacy, dry cleaners, video shop, cafe and three other units that they’d never let unless the locals didn’t mins a pizza store and then they’d have two units they couldn’t shift; one opf which would end up as the site managment suite for the Jani.

      Today I’d suggest that an 8 run parade would have the unibiquitous Spar/Centra, pharmacy, Costa/Insomnia but what other 5 local uses would you get into a hypothetical location like this outside the retail core or office core?

    • #801753
      Anonymous
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      @PVC King wrote:

      Today I’d suggest that an 8 run parade would have the unibiquitous Spar/Centra, pharmacy, Costa/Insomnia but what other 5 local uses would you get into a hypothetical location like this outside the retail core or office core?

      5 Starbucks stores? :p

    • #801754
      Anonymous
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      anything baby related would probably work well

    • #801755
      Anonymous
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      Another branch of EUROCYCLES – EOROBABY!

      Could smarten it up alright.

      What do you think of the Holles Street corner now that the Corpo competition winner (from about 10 years ago) has finally got itself built?

    • #801756
      Anonymous
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      A shot of the Holles St. corner, across the road from Cumberland House.

      There’s probably already a thread dealing with this, but I can’t find it. The building makes an interesting pair with Archers garage on the other corner. The same modern movement with a bit of quirky individualism, just seventy odd years apart.

      From what I dimly remember of the architectural competition, the seven storey corner feature was a bit of a departure back then. If it did start this particular trend, it has a lot to answer for.

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