Re: *Eglinton Street Exclusive and Updates*
Well here it is – an exclusive image of O’Flynn Construction’s Eglinton Street development – decision due Feb 25th 2005. A total of 5 objections have been lodged against the development – a shame really. The project will consist of 217-residential units, 7 large office units and 5 convenience and bulky goods retail units. 550 parking spaces will be provided a dual basement level. The project hosts a landmark 17-storey, 70m residential tower in the south-western corner of the former An Post Sorting Office site (which was sold last year to O’Flynn Construction for 15m euro) and average between 7 and 9 storeys for the remainder of the development. It would provide a stunning entrance into the new docklands development zone – I sincerely hope it gains approval.
Apologises for the poor image quality – my scanner is second rate. The viewpoint is taken from a South Mall perspective looking south east to City Hall. Yes, the Eglinton Street development is imposing, but it places City Hall at the centre of a transition between old and new – creating a unique and clear divide, enhancing the history of older Cork and the positivity and confidence of the new city quarter. Design is by Frank O’Mahony of Wilson Architecture. For other images, see previous posts.
😎 McCarthy Developments have emerged as the successful buyer of the former Goldcrop site along Centre Park Road in the southern docklands. The site adjoins Centre Park House, already owned by McCarthy Developments, who have cited to develop a major office development at the location. The deal is est’d to have = up to 2m euros per acre.
😎 An undisclosed buyer is rumoured to have successfully purchased the 80,000sq ft Marina Park storage site near Kennedy Quay. The ‘corporate’ buyer is said to have purchased the waterfront site for an est’d 8m + euros from auctioneers Cohalan Downing. A major commercial development is said to be in preplanning for this location which will take full advantage of the proposed 25m euro Water Street bridge.
The above deals represent strong headway in the development of the Cork City Docklands.