THE NEWMARKET AREA MAY 2021
In summer 2015, Teeling Whiskey opened a whiskey distillery and visitor centre in Newmarket. This is the first new Irish whiskey distillery to be developed in Dublin since the 19th century. Back then there were a number of redevelopment plans for the immediate area. But to be honest the promised redevelopment of the area has not really lived up to my expectations even allowing for delays due to Covid-19 restrictions.
The redevelopment of the area was described below:
The development of the area considers the existing urban grain and the City Council’s aspirations for the rejuvenation of the space as a local hub. It will enhance the life of the area in economic, commercial and social terms.
Scale, mass and permeability were key design drivers, along with the desire to create a vibrant mix of uses at street level. This has lead the developers to develop an external landscaping environment commensurate with the varying uses and flexible to allow the market and space to develop over the forthcoming years.
The mixed use nature of the development will actively contribute to a 24 hour economy bringing with it the enhanced streetscape, vibrant economy and long term social benefits to an area rich both in historic and cultural attractions. The development will include apartments, 3 office buildings, a 250-bed hotel and retail areas across a wide urban scaled site.