SHARING MY HOBBIES AND MY INTERESTS

DEMOLISHED - THE BROADSTONE MAXOL SERVICE STATION
“We're sorry to advise that Maxol Broadstone is closing permanently at 3pm on Tuesday 30th December, 2014. in order to facilitate the development of the DIT Campus at Grangegorman and the Luas line extension. We thank all our customers for their valued & loyal custom and we hope we can continue to serve you at our other nearby service stations.

Customer information leaflets are provided in-store, which include a voucher for a 5 cent per litre saving off the next fuel purchase at Maxol service stations located at Harold's Cross, Navan Road, Richmond Road, Dolphins Barn and Ringsend.

Safe Motoring!”
In January 2015 RPA entered into a contract with SIAC Construction for the demolition of a number of existing structures at Broadstone. The works comprise the removal of all above-ground structures at the now-closed Maxol filling station on Constitution Hill and the demolition of a small number of derelict structures to the rear of the filling station. The site works have just commenced and are due for completion in March 2015


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In April 2014 I read in a local newspaper that Maxol Oil Company was considering legal action in a dispute over a one acre site in the North of Dublin that has threatened both the Luas Cross City and DIT Grangegorman projects.

Maxol refused to move its filling station at Broadstone which was earmarked for a LUAS Tram Stop and an entrance to the new DIT campus after an alternative site could not be agreed.

Back in April of 2014 Dublin City Council had more-or-less decided to build around the station to allow for the construction of the Broadstone campus entrance consisting of a plaza along with separate car, pedestrian and cycle entrances.

The site had been earmarked for a stop on the new Cross City Luas line which is required to be in place by 2017 as part of DIT Grangegorman's planning permission.

The Luas Cross City project which will link Cabra to St Stephen's Green as well as connecting the Green and Red lines will cost over €380m and create 800 construction jobs.

DIT Grangegorman is a €200m project which will eventually accommodate all the different DIT colleges on one site catering for 20,000 students with half that number planned to be there by 2017.

However,both projects had been threatened by the dispute over the re-location of the Maxol filling station.