Greystones harbour Presentation


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  • Public Square as focal Point of Town
  • May 2008
  • Greystones harbour Presentation

    1. 1. 2007: Greystones Harbour Silted & Walls Collapsed for 110 years ! Cllr Derek Mitchell
    2. 2. Greystones Harbour <ul><li>1888 Built amid controversy </li></ul><ul><li>Silting & wall collapses </li></ul><ul><li>1930 Storm 15 houses disappear </li></ul><ul><li>1960’s Kish Base </li></ul><ul><li>1980 WCC tidal study </li></ul><ul><li>1990’s Tracey & Gubay plans </li></ul><ul><li>1998 Think-Tank & Arup/Noone study </li></ul><ul><li>1999 Plan adopted by WCC </li></ul><ul><li>2001 Client’s Representative appointed to advise how to procure project and to procure as PPP. </li></ul>Cllr. Derek Mitchell
    3. 3. <ul><li>Greystones harbour </li></ul><ul><li>Town expand 40%. As large as Wexford Town or Sligo </li></ul><ul><li>Need for Focal Point and Community Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Wicklow fastest growing Maritime County </li></ul><ul><li>Least Sea Access Points. 6 as against Galway 197. </li></ul>Cllr. Derek Mitchell
    4. 4. 2014: PUBLIC SQUARE as TOWN FOCAL POINT Leisure Use of Sea as Central Feature of Town Recreation Centre for Expanding Population Public Access to Sea Cllr. Derek Mitchell
    5. 5. Clubhouses & Boatyards for Sea Scouts, Rowers,Divers, Sailors, Anglers, CoastGuard 2 Public All Tide Launch Slips Area for Shows, tall columns for banners and festive decorations Good lighting, canopies, cafes, grass mounds, striking paving. Cllr. Derek Mitchell
    6. 6. Copenhagen Model 2006. No Waves Greystones Harbour Cllr. Derek Mitchell
    7. 7. Copenhagen Model. North East Gale . Inner Basin Calm enough to moor boats Greystones Harbour Cllr. Derek Mitchell
    8. 8. Smaller harbour considered 2003 <ul><li>Main Problem </li></ul><ul><li>-As rough or rougher than previous harbour </li></ul><ul><li>-Silt up as much as previous </li></ul><ul><li>Thus unsafe to moor boats! </li></ul><ul><li>Minor Problems </li></ul><ul><li>-Bad Architecturally </li></ul><ul><li>-Need €8m subsidy from somebody </li></ul><ul><li>-Not all users catered for </li></ul><ul><li>10 Other designs considered. Either unacceptable or not viable. </li></ul>Greystones Harbour Cllr. Derek Mitchell
    9. 9. Start of Building 2008 Greystones Harbour Cllr. Derek Mitchell
    10. 10. May 2008, Greystones Harbour Temporary Causeway Cllr Derek Mitchell
    11. 11. Wall Section Greystones Harbour Cllr. Derek Mitchell
    12. 12. Cllr. Derek Mitchell
    13. 13. Greystones Harbour Storm during Construction Cllr Derek Mitchell
    14. 14. July 2009 Cllr. Derek Mitchell
    15. 15. Entrance Roundhead being built. Cllr Derek Mitchell
    16. 16. January 2010 Cllr Derek Mitchell
    17. 17. January 2010 Greystones Harbour Cllr Derek Mitchell
    18. 18. March 2010 Greystones Harbour Cllr. Derek Mitchell
    19. 19. Greystones Harbour Plan Cllr Derek Mitchell
    20. 20. 230 Berths, Boardwalk, New Beach, 341 Apartments, Shops, No Government Funding Cllr Derek Mitchell
    21. 21. Now. Greystones Harbour <ul><li>All marine work, including 2 Public Slipways, finished October 2010. €40m+ </li></ul><ul><li>Block D. Finish Oct 2011 if tenant finalised. </li></ul><ul><li>Then most hoardings down and square open possibly with temporary surfaces </li></ul><ul><li>Oct 2014 contract deadline </li></ul>Cllr Derek Mitchell
    22. 22. Achievement <ul><li>Good selection & management to keep going in crisis. Largest leisure project in Ireland. </li></ul><ul><li>Compare Dublin Docklands Authority. €200+m taxpayers money, nothing achieved. </li></ul><ul><li>Greystones. Virtually no taxpayers money, new harbour built as Town ‘Icon’ and central feature. </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition. World Conference, International Magazines, Afloat. </li></ul><ul><li>Delays Happen. DART campaign took 22 years. </li></ul>Greystones Harbour Cllr. Derek Mitchell