Re: Docklands Development takes another step forward!
😀 McCarthy Developments Ltd have been very active in Cork lately, with over 60 apartment additions to their Jacobs Island waterfront development, 50 new apartments in 2 blocks at their Hartys Quay development and now, today, they have announced the development of a brand-new 8-storey, 120,000sq ft office building over 221 space basement car park on the site of their recently purchased former Goldcrop premises (which they purchased for approx. 2m euros – see prev. reports) along the Centre Park Road in the centre of the southern docklands. Design is by Murray O’Laoire. (I’ve received word from inside the OPW that McCarthy Developments have been having ‘active’ discussions regarding the provision of a possible new premises for the Revenue Commissioners – hmmm, but they are only 1 in a number of other serious contenders). The new development will be located beside the development company’s HQ in Centre Park House. The large development comes only a day after Werdna Ltd submitted a new application for their Water Street development on the Northern Docklands. CCC must have been foaming at the mouth with the news of these 2 developments adding a huge boost to the regeneration of the docklands – and I’m told, that’s not the only big news we can expect to hear regarding the docklands – more good news is on the way.
😀 As promised, here are the details of the revised Water Street development proposed by Werdna Ltd, as previously reported, the scheme has been reduced in some areas to rectify CCC density concerns.
The new Murray O’Laoire designed project will include the following:
The construction of a new residential & comm devt comprising of 33042m2 of devt incl the provision of 304 apts in bldg ranging from 3-17 storeys in height;the provision of ground floor comm/retail space of 380m2;reuse & incorporation of an existing office bldg of 242m2(former Port of Cork Offices) into the proposed devt;provision of a creche;conversion of the former Port of Cork workshop adjoining Lower Glanmire Rd to a Business Centre;provision of gate lodge adj to Water St;devt of a quayside amenity area;refurbishment of existing patent slip & its incorporation into proposed landscaped plaza;provision of landscaped gardens & assoc. landscaping of public areas;provision of internal rds & footpaths;ancillary site devt works;formation of replacement vehicular access off Water St; waste management provisions; basement car parking of 12,117m2 in 2 separate basement car parks providing a total of 404 car parking spaces;provision of 17 surface car parking spaces.
It’s a great week so far for the Cork city docklands – let’s keep those fingers crossed! 🙂