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The Munster Agricultural Show Society – owners of the Cork Showgrounds in the Docklands Area – confirmed today it is in the process of determining between 2 bids for the 22-acre site. One bid is being made by the GAA who own the adjacent Pairc Ui Chaoimh, the acquired site would allow for further development of the GAA Grounds. Another bid proposes a 5000 seat convention/conference centre and commercial area – rivalling a similar bid proposed on Horgan’s Quay by CIE/Treasury Holdings and Manor Park Homes.

-> a 5m -euro plan to redeveloped Cornmarket Street is set to get the go-ahead by early next month – this would compliment the 30m euro residential and retail development by Rockfell Investments on the former Guy & Co site, which is still awaiting a planning decision.

2 other large scale development projects are currently at pre-planning along Cornmarket Street and announcements are expected to be made on these in the near future.

-> The Millenium Cornmarket Street Bridge, whose sections can be seen resting along Lavitts Quay, are being shift into place soon. CCC are funding the project, Ascon are the contractors. The bridge is expected to further compliment the pedestrian flow to the street – which is, in development terms, one of the most exciting and sought after streets in the country – as it is seen, along with Grand Parade as a natural extension of Patrick’s Street.

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