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BROADSTONE GATE AND PLAZA

BROADSTONE GATE AND PLAZA – ENTRANCE TO GRANGEGORMAN UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

The RX0 camera that I used today is not much bigger than a matchbox and as the screen is about the size of a stamp composing images is close to impossible especially if there is strong sunlight.

Life has frozen and this looks like an area abandoned by humans at present.

It should be noted that this project was already badly delayed before the current lockdown.

The Broadstone Gate will provide a key access to the Grangegorman site once complete and is being developed as part of the Luas Cross City works. It will be finished as a public plaza and the access will provide a major linkage between Grangegorman and Dublin city. The plaza is situated off Constitution Hill on the site of the old royal canal at the former Great Weatern Railway Station commonly known as Broadstone, and will mark a prominent entrance to the Grangegorman urban quarter.

The Broadstone site, which borders Grangegorman on its east side, was subject to a Part VIII planning process in 2014 in order to facilitate the site development and gate access.

Under the Grangegorman Masterplan, the primary urban path through Grangegorman – St Brendan’s Way will link with the Broadstone Gate which when completed will reach as far as Prussia Street. The link with Broadstone can also be seen as an extension to the 18th century historic spine of Dublin City which covered Dublin Castle across Grattan Bridge, along Capel Street/Bolton Street, Henrietta Street [where I live] and King’s Inn.

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