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As seen in the Planning Applications section of the Irish Examiner 24th June 2004 – UCC have just applied for Planning Permission for a 35-million euro extension of the Boole Library (originally built in 1983) of over 5979 sq m. Whoa! The extension is needed – as any UCC student at exam time will tell you.

The extension will be constructed on the southern elevation of the existing, huge Boole Library building and comprise of 5-storeys over basement. In addition, the existing Boole Library will be refurbished to meet the standards of the mammoth new extension.

In reply to T.G. Scott – CIE have said that they will refurbish Cork’s Kent Station in-line with any development of Horgan’s Quay (see previous posts). The plan is the face the station out facing the quays and the new Cork Docklands Development, with dual-level departure and arrival points, extended platforms, new access rail-lines (w/ potential to allow a future link-up with the new Cork Metropolitan and Suburban Rail System [which has been greenlighted by Transport Minister Seamus Brennan – initially encompassing a new line to Midelton and new stations at Carrigtwohill, Dunkettle, Blarney and Blackpool]), extension and refurbishment of the existing rail terminal building and a multi-storey car-park in the current ground-level car-park off the Lower Glanmire Road. These plans can be viewed in basic form as part of the Cork Development Plan and CASP Strategies. Advanced designs can be obtained from CIE – at a cost!

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