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    • #709166
      singlefarmer
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      I thought someone here might have the knowledge to solve something I’ve been wondering about…

      I work in the AIB International Centre (across the road from Busaras). I’ve noticed that security guards who patrol the IFSC area often tell kids hanging out in the open area at the back of my building (the area bounded by AIb, La Touche, the IFSC Building and Stack A) to clear off.

      What I’m wondering is… Who owns the land? Is this an open area or do these guys, who I assume are contracted by docklands, have a right to do this?

      One way or another i think that it’s a disgrace to see it happen, these huge buildings get dropped on a traditionally working class industrial area and it then becomes policy to rid the area of any sign of its long standing residents. I think it is indicative of the general failure to integrate the IFSC in its environs and allow it to become a living breathing part of the city

    • #787123
      Anonymous
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      not 100% sure but i believe that the land is DDDA’s and that they can throw people out. I heard a story about someone who was moved along for taking photos of the new “architecture” around there. Yes it;s a disgrace and contrary to good planning

    • #787124
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      The companies pay the guards to patrol Mayor Street as far as I know hence the fact that when i was living there at least the guardians of the peace wouldn’t leave that street, even if there was any trouble just off it.

    • #787125
      admin
      Keymaster

      @singlefarmer wrote:

      I thought someone here might have the knowledge to solve something I’ve been wondering about…

      I work in the AIB International Centre (across the road from Busaras). I’ve noticed that security guards who patrol the IFSC area often tell kids hanging out in the open area at the back of my building (the area bounded by AIb, La Touche, the IFSC Building and Stack A) to clear off.

      That specific tract of land is owned by a Hardwicke vehicle called CHDDA which was initially a joint venture between Hardwicke and British Land Plc who exited at some time during the 1990’s. The security guards have rights on this section as it is privately owned and the maintenance is paid for by the tenants of the 3 original blocks.

      Private security gaurds patrolling a public street in the banking quarter; you just have to wonder would this happen in any other European capital?

    • #787126
      Anonymous
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      Thanks for the replies, sadly it was the answer I expected. The IFSC is constantly bombarded with propaganda from Docklands telling us about the great work they are doing with the local community down here. They’re happy to do it as long as the local marginalised community stay the fcuk out of their business area.

      It is depressing stuff.

    • #787127
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Yes, I was taking photographs of Georges Dock in the IFSC a couple of years ago and one of the security guards told me that if I did not stop I would be thrown off their property!
      I suppose they class it as a sensitive area considering the number of financial companies located there.

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