Dublin’s Victorian fruit and vegetable market between Capel Street and the Four Courts
You may recall how, in February of last year, Olivia Kelly, in the Irish Times, reported that plans for the redevelopment of Dublin’s Victorian fruit and vegetable market – located between Capel Street and the Four Courts – into a wholesale and retail market were to be lodged by Dublin City Council within weeks.
It was hoped stalls would be made available to traders from September 2015.
But, Ms Kelly writes, these plans were delayed after last year’s local elections when new councillors insisted sports and leisure facilities be incorporated into the plans.
Further to this, Ms Kelly reports this morning that the redevelopment plans have now been approved by Dublin City Council.
“Under the revised plan, a “multi-use games area” will be incorporated into the neighbouring former fishmarket site, at a cost of €150,000. The fishmarket was demolished 10 years ago, and the remaining space on that site will be used for parking.”
“Once completed, the retail half of the market will have 40 permanent stalls known as “cages”, commonly seen at continental markets, which have a display and service counter but allow the individual retailers to shut their shop when other parts of the hall are still operating.”
“There will be a similar number of “umbrella” stalls, which allow for more short-term or flexible uses and these would be located within the hall and in an outdoor, semi-covered courtyard at the Chancery Street entrance to the market. This entrance will be substantially remodelled with two glass canopies and a glass wall and will provide a new entrance to the market.”
Pic: William Murphy