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‘Crumbling’ Baily Point plasterwork set to be repaired


From this week's Galway City Tribune

From this week's Galway City Tribune

‘Crumbling’ Baily Point plasterwork set to be repaired ‘Crumbling’ Baily Point plasterwork set to be repaired

From this week’s Galway City Tribune – An eyesore building in the middle of Salthill is finally set to get a makeover – but it could take two years to finish.

Improvement work on the crumbling façade of the Baily Point complex is due to commence soon.

Scaffolding was erected at the residential and commercial development in the past couple of weeks after agreement was reached on how to proceed. Plaster has been crumbling from the building for more than a decade.

Legal complexities over ownership of the public areas of the building had stalled the commencement of the works, which are now due to proceed.

The Galway City Tribune understands that the individual owners of each apartment within the complex will be responsible for the cost of the repairs to the exterior features of the building that overlooks Salthill Promenade and Galway Bay.

It’s understood that an issue with the car parking at the site is due to be sorted in the coming days.

As part of the deal, it’s understood an underground car park – which had not opened as planned as part of the development – will open for residents from the middle of August. It had been subjected to flooding on numerous occasions since the complex was completed 20 years ago.

A surface car park at the site is expected to be Pay and Display – a parking meter machine has already been installed.

Construction work began on Baily Point – named after the lighthouse in Howth – in 1998 and the scheme was hit by a series of delays and legal actions.

This is a shortened preview version of this article. To read the rest of this story, see the August 5 edition of the Galway City Tribune. You can buy a digital edition HERE.

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