Hanover Quay not ‘pleasant’

The Irish Independent reports on the ongoing battle over the planned demolition of U2’s Hanover Quay studios.

The DDDA (Dublin Docklands Development Authority) have said the buildings were not particularly pleasant looking. Paul McGuinness says: ‘This is a fully equipped state-of-the-art recording studio and also a rather interesting modern building. It does not look much from the outside but the interior was designed by the (award winning) architect Felim Dunne.”

U2, who have been recording on the premises since 1994, have said they won’t go down without a fight.

A Planning Board oral hearing on the matter will take place at the Gresham Hotel in Dublin in two weeks time.