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04.12.2017DCC DANGEROUS BUILDINGS SECTION – NOVEMBER 2017

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29.10.2017 – Easyscreed Wearhouse, 162 Richmond Road, Dublin 3 – Protected Structure

‘Dangerous Buildings’ is a statutory section within DCC, under the direction of the City Architect, which is concerned with buildings, structures or sites deemed a danger to the public. It operates under the remit of the Local Government (Sanitary Services) Act 1964 as amended.

‘Dangerous Buildings’ work includes monitoring, inspecting, reporting, removing or making safe any building or structure perceived to be a danger within the Dublin City Council area. A team of four DB Inspectors monitor and respond to reports on a day-to-day basis. We do not take action under DB legislation without proper and expert consideration. This will range from undertaking structural engineering surveys and obtaining detailed Conservation Officer advice where appropriate. We will always look to undertake the least invasive works in making a structure safe and only undertake demolition in whole or in part when absolutely necessary. It is also important to emphasise that, under the DB legislation, we cannot undertake remedial works to a property beyond ‘making safe’.

DB Notices are issued to the owners of properties advising necessary remedial action or, as a last resort, taking immediate action to remove danger and making safe. These Notices take the form of:

DB.3 (black) – requires the owner of the property to carry out the described works necessary within 28 days;

DB.2 (green) – requires the owner of the property to carry out the described works necessary within 14 days;

DB.1 (red) – enables the DB Inspector to access the site with the necessary equipment and personnel to immediately make safe and eliminate danger at the property or structure. DCC DB will look to recoup any costs associated with the works from the owner on completion.
Following on from the 2016 series of notices. DB1 notices issued in November 2017 are as follows:

• 03.11.2017

14.11.2017 – 1-8 Abbey Cottages, Dublin 1.
Derelict site open to entry. Resecured said site
Owners: Abbey Limited, c/o Ivan Dolan, 5 Anglesea Buildings, Upper George Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

• 01.11.2017
09.11.2017 – 25 Ballybough Road, Dublin 3.
Premises open to entry. Resecured front door & fan light over
Owners: Balmar Property Limited, 2 Forbes Quay, Forbes Street, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2.

• 09.11.2017 – Brown Thomas, Clarendon street, Dublin 2.
Christmas lights at risk of falling outside rear entrance to Brown Thomas. Took down said lights.
Owners: Dublin Town c/o Gerry Farrell, Level 1, 43-45 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1.

• 28.11.2017 – 40 Bridgefoot Street, Dublin 8.
Derelict premises open to entry. Resecured ground floor level front door ope
Owners: Flancrest Enterprises Limited, 29 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2.

• 13.11.2017 – 68-72 East Road, East Wall, Dublin 3.
Derelict site open to entry. Resecured steel gate entrance and hoarding
Owners: Alexandra Ventures Limited, Unit 1, Alexandra Place, East Road, East Wall, Dublin 3.

• 27.11.2017 – 12 Eugene Street, Dublin 8.
Derelict premises, slates loose and displaced from roof. Removed said slates.
Owners: Jack Morrison, Asset Management, O’Dwyer Property Management Ltd. Silverstone House, Ballymoss Road, Sandeford, Dublin 18.
Allied Irish Bank PLC, AIB Headquarters, Asset Management Section, Bank Centre, Block J, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

• 01.11.2017 – Jamestown Road, Clayton Love Site, Dublin 8.
Site open to entry, breaches in front boundary fence & ground floor level door opes. Resecured boundary fencing & ground floor level door opes.
Owners: Le Ballon Limited, Unit 6, Tom Crean Business Centre, Kerry Technology Park,Tralee Co. Kerry

• 09.11.2017 – 2 Kirwan Street Cottages, Dublin 7.
Loose roof slates & broken glass to first floor level window. Removed loose slates & glass, resecured window.
Owners: Patrick J Doyle, Hollow House, Ballyprecas, Bunclody, Co. Wexford.

• 14.11.2017 – 4 Kirwan Street Cottages, Dublin 7.
Loose roof slates. Removed said slates.
Owners: Patrick J Doyle, Hollow House, Ballyprecas, Bunclody, Co. Wexford.

• 06.11.2017 – 55b Roseglen Road, Kilbarrack, Dublin 5.
Premises open to entry, resecured front & rear ground floor window opes.
Owners: Promontoria (Aran) Limited, 1st Floor, 1-2 Victoria Buildings, Haddington Road, Dublin 4.

• 06.11.2017 – New Cabra Railway Bridge (formerly O’Reilly’s Bridge) Ratoath road, Dublin 11
Missing fencing panels, presumed stolen, leaving potential fall from height to north / western side of bridge. Temporarily secured fencing, awaiting further works by Iarnrod Eireann.
Owners: Iarnrod Eireann, c/o Ota Kral, Infrastructure & Engineering, CIE Works, Inchicore, Dublin 8.

• 09.11.2017 – Easyscreed Wearhouse, 162 Richmond Road, Dublin 3 – Protected Structure
Major fire incident, collapsed roof, removed loose debris from site & public footpath, resecured site.
Owners: Ray Murphy, Steps Care Home, Distillery Loft, Richmond Road, Dublin3.

• 09.11.2017 – 74a Rathvilly Drive, Finglas, Dublin 11.
Derelict detached corner site / house open to entry. Resecured premises & hoarding.
Owners: Vjolica Loftus, 74a Rathvilly Drive, Finglas, Dublin 11.

• 06.11.2017 – 1-2 Usher Street, Dublin 8.
Derelict site, small section of roof / brick façade collapsed (blown) into public footpath. Secured area of footpath & removed debris.
Owners: IDV Boyne Future Limited, 12 Merrion Square North, Dublin 2.

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