BROADSTONE PLAZA CONSTITUTION HILL – AT LONG LAST IT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Earlier this month it was announced that Broadstone Plaza – Grangegorman Gate would open in September. On my return form Waterford last Friday I was surprised to discover that the opening had gone ahead, without me, while I was away. I was somewhat disappointed by the fact that the college campus element was not yet fully open to the public.
As I live nearby I really do hope that this public space does not become a magnet for anti-social behaviour.
The initial project was described as follows more than two years ago:
“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.”
“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 and King’s Inn.”