Re: Cornmarket Street Development
Just by way of interest – here are a few names that have passed by Rockfell Investments Cornmarket Street Retail Development – only Habitat has been confirmed as is, but other names involved (though not certainties) are: Habitat, Dixons, H&M, Boots (they’re seeking a store similar in size to their Liffey Valley outlet for the city centre) & Esprit.
Just interesting to note the type of tenants expected.
Construction has been pushed back and is not set to begin now until mid-April.
Something interesting things are scheduled to happen over the coming years on the Cork city centre retail scene, not least the many new retail developments – but even things like retail space availabilities, for example:
Depending, if Boots successfully gain their space at the Cornmarket Street development, they intend to vacate their current Patrick’s Street premises near Mothercare – freeing up an attractive main street location for prospective retaillers.
Also the Inditex stores of Zara, Pull&Bear, Bershka and Massi Dutti all have their names down for Academy Street with a preference for side-by-side units. Pull&Bear say however they still intend to keep their Roches Stores concession on Patrick’s Street.
New Look also have their name in waiting for a unit at Academy Street – they’re seeking a city centre store to complement their 2 existing suburban stores at Wilton and Blackpool S.C.
The prospect of a rejuvenation of Merchants Quay S.C. means the city centre is due for a windfall of prospective retail developments incl. Cornmarket Street, Academy Street and possibly Grand Parade (Capitol Cineplex, among others).
🙂 McCarthy Developments Ltd will also be sponsoring and arranging the Cork 2005 Live in the Marquee concert ‘extravaganza’ at the Showgrounds – the development company, who is very aggressively upping the ante on it’s development initiatives in Cork (note their additions to Jacob’s Island, Harty’s Quay, Centre Park Road office development + at least 2 other pre-planning large-scale city developments), will in conjunction w/ Aiken Promotions bring the likes of artists like Christy Moore, Brian McFadden, Ronan Keating, Tommy Tiernan, Van Morrisson and others over a number of dates in July to Cork in a large, temporary marquee erected on the famed Munster Agricultural Showgrounds near the Docklands.