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    I realise that Cobh train station will be just across the channel, but isn't this a rather odd place for a development like this?

    A port related use sure enough, but offices and a hotel?

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    They are merely potential options for the site. I like the maritime museum one myself.


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    How about a BAP range - according to An Cosantoir a while back the NS want one.

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    That would work better in the old slagheap. There are already a few thousand tonnes of lead there...


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    I am wondering where they think they'll fit a 225 berth marina.


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    All along the west wall?

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    Easier said than done. The floor of the basin is Paved. Pile driving the necessary supports for marina pontoons would be excessively costly.
    Better that they put it south of the basin, by the Bridge.

    Or not at all.


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    The picture quality is not the best as I took it with my mobile but it'll give you an idea of how much has been done recently.


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    I cannot see demand for another marina given the scale of proposed expansion.
    1. East ferry
    2. Cobh
    3. Currabinny

    All have plans for marinas or expansion. While it would be an "appalling vista" I think it the least likely to proceed. Do CCC still want to put a waste water treatment plant there anymore?
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    There is already a huge sewerage threament facility upriver in Little island.


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    I was down Deep Water Quay last night and pretty much all thats left of the steel is its skeleton...that and the super-fun-happy slide on top.

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    As for the Marina, it would just give the navy heads something else to whack their boats off!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen
    As for the Marina, it would just give the navy heads something else to whack their boats off!
    They are SHIPS for Gods sake !!!!!!!!!!!!
    Don't start the Navy heads off
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    there is no room in the basin for ships and yachts - or maybe the minister knows that ????? it would be fun seeing the mrv turning in the basin with a marina on the west wall.....
    the tides around the island would surely be too strong to build a marina anywhere else without a big break water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McCarthy
    I was down Deep Water Quay last night and pretty much all thats left of the steel is its skeleton...that and the super-fun-happy slide on top.
    I spoke too soon..half of it is gone..even the super-fun-happy slide.
    i'll take pictures later.

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    I was there on sunday, keeping track. Its great to see it slowly dissolving. Even better to see the 3 east facing blocks showing themselves to the world again.


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    Great to see it. Hopefully the remainder will be gone by the open day,with just all the scrap from the building left to clean up then.

    I haven't seen much activity at the slag heap though.


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    I havent seen the slag heap touched either, they'll probably leave it until last.

    Taken from notices posted up around Cobh.

    Demolition of two large buildings at the north end of the steelworks site will take place over several weeks from the beginning of August.

    These buildings have been subject to extensive internal cleaning over many months and will now be taken down by a process of controlled collapse.
    However, there may be a few occassions where loud rumbling noises will be heard. Residents should not be alarmed by the noise which will be short-lived as parts of the building collapse. There will also be some visible dust thrown up for short periods.

    It is expected that these events will take place on weekdays (only), mainly during the afternoon.

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    Demolitions are cool....


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    Any body have pics from before the steel mill was built?
    Meh.

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    No, It would be interesting to see them though

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    There has been a steel mill of different types there since the beginning of the 1900s. There are paintings however of the island before the basin was built.







    Steelworks Remediation



    Over the last few months demolition activity has focussed on the former melt shop buildings, those most visible from across the water in Cobh. The most northerly unit, the baghouse, was first stripped of its filter bags and ducting and cleaned internally, then demolished using water sprays to dampen down residual dust. The filter bags, and the dust residue from demolition of the building and from cutting up of the ducting and fans, have been packaged for safe disposal.














    Internal cleaning of the structures of the main melt shop buildings is complete and these buildings are currently being stripped of their remaining fixtures. The caster tower has been demolished and the arc furnace removed, as has the scrap crane to the east of the buildings.



    It is intended that these two large buildings will be demolished by a process of controlled collapse which involves selective cutting of steelwork to weaken the structure, after which the columns will be pulled out by wire rope and chains attached to powerful excavators. The east building will be collapsed bay by bay. Once this building has been removed and cleared, the taller furnace building will be collapsed as a unit towards the east, thereby minimizing the possibility of damage to the stone buildings to the west which are National Monuments.









    The contractor intends to demolish these buildings over several weeks from early August into September. During this work there will be a few unavoidable but short-lived instances of noise and dust over the site. The noise should not be construed as a sign of any accident or mishap. The dust will be controlled as far as possible by pre-wetting and selection of weather conditions. Dust monitors on and around Haulbowline will be operating as normal.



    Removal of asbestos is largely complete. Items assembled for safe disposal include gaskets, floor tiles and fire retardant from underground cable ducts. The dust collected during cleaning of the melt shop buildings is now expected to be shipped out to the continent for disposal sometime in late August or September. Once these materials have been despatched, peripheral stores buildings can be demolished. The only other major items to be addressed are the dockside cranes and the stack. It is anticipated that demolition of all steel structures will be completed in the autumn.
    http://www.corkcoco.ie/co/web/Cork%2...te/Haulbowline


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    cool pic of haulbowline at turn of century. intersting that they had a better dockyard a hundred years ago. is that a walkway over to spike?

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    Apparently there used to be a wooden walkway across and up until thirty years ago you could still see the original supports sticking out of the water.
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