Galway Bay fm newsroom – Seven Galway lots were sold at a major auction held in Dublin yesterday for a combined value of over three million euro.
The Allsop Space auction was held in Dublin and contained over 180 lots from locations nationwide with a combined reserve of 25 million euro.
In the city, three units occupied by Spar on Mainguard Street sold for 1.9 million euro, while two units currently occupied by Blacoe Jewellers sold prior to auction for an undisclosed amount.
In Loughrea, a property currently occupied by Ulster Bank on 15 Main Street sold for 810 thousand euro.
Also in the county, a detached bungalow at The Patch in Glenamaddy sold for 25 thousand euro.
Seven town houses at The Shambles in Tuam failed to sell, as did a mix of apartments and houses at Vicars Choral in Tuam.
Nationally the Allsop catalogue raised almost 29 million euro.
1,392 new cases of COVID-19 nationally
Three areas in Galway have Covid-19 incidence rate above national average
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Three areas in Galway currently have a Covid-19 incidence rate above the national average of 413 cases per 100 thousand people.
The highest figure is Galway City East at 541, followed by Connemara North at 459 and Tuam at 458.
Galway City Central is just below the national average at 401, while Galway City West now stands at 363 cases per 100 thousand.
Elsewhere, the figure for Gort Kinvara is 323, Athenry-Oranmore is 247, Connemara South is 239, Ballinasloe is 192, and Loughrea is 185.
Nationally, the Monaghan local area has the highest figure nationwide – with an incidence rate of 1,255 cases per 100 thousand people.
Approval for 345 build-to-rent apartments at Crown Square in Mervue
Galway Bay fm newsroom – An Bord Pleanála has granted approval for 345 build-to-rent apartments at Crown Square in Mervue.
The development is led by crown Square Developments Ltd and would be located at Monivea Road and Joyces Road.
The development consists of several blocks of varying heights – the tallest buildings will have ten floors and stand 30 metres above ground level at Monivea Road.
The project includes 240 two-bed units, 86 single-bed units, and 19 three-bed units.
Also in the plans is a commercial scheme which will feature retail and pharmacy units, a fitness and leisure centre, a primary care medical centre and a creche.
Access and parking arrangements for the proposed housing would be integrated with the office and hotel development authorised on the western part of the site, which’ll also have parking space for 1,200 bicycles.
An Bord Pleanála has now approved the plans with 19 conditions attached.