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-> The NSC Campus at Mahon, of which stage one is complete, houses and nurtures a number of start-up and IT facilities. Howard Holdings also have plans drawn up for a 15m euro, 5-storey IT/Business Centre along Albert Quay (on a site donated by CCC) which will incorporate Albert House (parking fines centre). The centre is directly opposite Howard Holdings new City Quarter development. No formal application will be lodged in the immediate future however. Also UCC intend to construct a large, 3-storey IT facility on the site of the former Greyhound Track along the Western Road – there are suggestions that UCC may combine this facility with their proposed new Business Centre/School.
NSC Campus, Phase 1 at Mahon, Cork city
-> As for a new town along the Bandon Road – a large residential development had been proposed originally in 1996 for near Crossbarry by O’Brien & O’Flynn Homes, with over 300 units, commercial units (small retail centre) and amenity facilities. However this was refused by Cork County Council. Another residential proposal was made by the same firm in 1999, but it went no-where beyond a Further Info request that was never honoured. There was no proposal of a ‘town’ so to speak, but a large residential development.
The Blarney proposal of up to 2,000 residential units was made by the Fleming Group – however no permission has yet been satisfactorily secured as of yet.