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Pug – the development currently under construction at Copley Street is by M&K Corbett (Corbett Bros.) – it’s a 5-storey, 60,000sq ft office development designed by PRC Architects – this will adjoin 38 apartments over 5 floors also. 90 undergound car parking spaces are to be provided as part of the development, with ground floor gym, restaurant and retail units. The amendments applied for there recently relate to an elevational treatment which will cater for an additional 8-student apartments as part of the residential element and expanded commercial element on the basement and ground-floors.

As for the Brooks Haughton site at Copley Street – this premises has been subject to much speculation and interest over the years. Word has it that the company in its new form will seek to maximise its potential through valuable land sales and relocate to a site of greater general access in the suburban regions.


:confused: The long delayed development at George’s Mill (the derelict mill building fronting Fr. Matthew Quay, to the rear of the Bank of Ireland on South Mall) by Tumblegate Ltd – has taken another odd turn. For months Joseph Lane & Son Ltd Contractors had seen their site offices stacked up on the quayside beside the site – a period of structural security was undertaken – but now it would seem that O’Flynn Contractors of Banteer (also main contractors for the Kingsley Hotel expansion), are taking over building activities on the project. I’ll let you know more soon.

😮 And this week will see a decision made regarding 2 of the most high-profile developments in Cork this year (w/ another high-profile and LONG-awaited development decision – for John Mannix – due next week). On the 16th December (this Thurs), Riga Ltd (O’Callaghan Properties) will hear their planning decision on the controversial Jurys redevelopment – designed by Henry J. Lyons & Assoc. Fingers crossed on this one!

Also, on the Fri (the 17th), JD Hotels Ltd will hear their decision on the redevelopment of Singers Corner and Tobin Lane/Street as a 4-storey New York-style restaurant and late-night bar – designed by Wilson Architecture.

:confused: I received word over the weekend that indeed Scotts of Caroline Street has been sold for an udisclosed sum, to an ‘undisclosed’ buyer – most probably, I am informed, Brown Thomas nearby.

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