Re: Bachelor’s Quay & New Pedestrain Bridge
Work is currently ongoing at the “Bachelors on the Quay” site on, funnily enough, Bachelor’s Quay in the City to convert it for use by the Cope foundation for office, educational and training use.
Next door to this, an application for planning permission is due to be lodged by Cork Christian Trust for the remainder of the retail space in this mixed use development. Said retail space has remainded as empty as the rest of the building is ugly since it was built almost a decade ago.
CCT are seeking permission to convert the space; which fronts onto Bachelor’s Quay and Grattan Street, for use as seminar, office, radio studio, cafe and reatil use. This would seem to tie in with the social/community based uses planned for the neighbouring unit and in the abscence of any likely retail activity at the site, is surely a welcome development. Anything is better than looking at those boarded up units.
University College Cork have applied to CCC for permission to construct a new pedestrain bridge across the south channel of the river Lee, linking the Brookfield Health Sciences Complex on the south side of the river to the former Greyhound Race Track on the northern side.
UCC have permission to develop an Information Technology building at the Greyhound Track site. Issues of funding for this (IT building) project are still being sorted out.