One of the anchor projects in the CCDU blueprint was building a new Bus Interchange. This is part of the transport plan, and is set down for the block between Tuam and Lichfield St. This is where the old Council / Millers Building is / was.

Millers-Tuam-St_2This is the old Millers building. It was built in 1931, and was the first building in the country to have an escalator. I’ve always liked the building, and would have liked to have seen the building be converted into a transport exchange. Instead, this is the design that CERA has released for the Bus Interchange today:

Screen Shot 2014-03-06 at 3.52.38 PMMaybe it will look better in real life, but based on the image above, I’m not convinced that it’s a fair exchange.