Project Update Nov. 2015

November 26th 2015 21 Parnell Square. Image © Dublin City Council

Parnell Square Cultural Quarter project sponsor, Brendan Kenny, Assistant Chief Executive, Dublin City Council, presented a project update report to the Council’s Arts, Culture, Recreation and Community Strategic Policy Committee meeting on 9th November 2015.

Stage 2(a) of the project is continuing to be developed with work ongoing to produce a sketch design and associated outline cost plan. The Environmental Impact Assessment consultant team has completed a Baseline Study as part of the EIS process and initial consultation meetings have been held with DCC Planning Department, with the project consultant design team making introductory presentations of the project.

The PSCQ Digital Storytelling project ‘Dublin: a great place to start’ was launched on 22nd October at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane This project, which celebrates the City Library’s new start at Parnell Square, brings together stories of new starts in the city, celebrating the diversity and excitement of the Parnell Square Cultural Quarter. Participants from Ireland, Brazil, Somalia, Italy, Moldova and South Africa, working with our storytelling team, have created a unique collection of 11 short films which are available to view on our gallery page.

The previous project report (14 September 2015) presented to the Arts, Culture, Leisure and Community SPC outlined the ongoing design development work towards creation of the new public spaces at Parnell Square Cultural Quarter.

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