Re: Grand Parade Developments
😉 A number of projects are taking place in and around Grand Parade at present and are planned for the future. Grand Parade has always been a traditionally important and vibrant Cork main street and has been earmarked as an important natural progression of the existing Patrick’s Street commerical core – along with Cornmarket Street.
-> First, is the Grand Parade redevelopment, which has already begun its first phase, between Daunt Sqaure and Finns Corner, which is scheduled for a late September completion. The redevelopment has been designed by Beth Gali, who also designed the Patrick’s Street and Oliver Plunkett Street refurbishments and whom has been hired to begin design on the entire length of Grand Parade (schedule for initiation is as yet unknown).
-> A number of commercial developments are embracing the Grand Parade area. Most notably the Grand Parade Plaza retail and residential development (see post above for images) on the site of the old Grand Parade Hotel linked to South Main Street. The project consists of a 7-storey over basement building designed by Richard Rainey – holding 50 apartments, incl. 3 roof-top penthouses, communal ‘sky-gardens’ throughout, a retail mall and underground car-parking. Almost ALL apartments (starting at 369,000 up) and ALL parking spaces (80,000 each) have been sold at this point.
-> J.D. Hotels Ltd, have applied to demolish the buildings at Singers Corner (except number 77 which will be refurbished) and along 1 – 9 Tobin’s Lane with a view to constructing a 4-storey late-night bar and restaurant w/ ancillary offices (see prev. post for more details).
-> The English Market is due for a renewal in the near future.
-> Not far from Grand Parade, John Mannix is awaiting a decision on a 7-storey over basement residential, retail and office development at 40-42 Washington Street.
-> At 50 Grand Parade, the Kenny Group is planning a mixed use, 7-storey development of 22-bedroom hotel, 35 duplexes, 141 multi-storey car-parking, retail centre, office development, cantiviliered boardwalk, 2 superpubs, restaurants and cafes – designed by RKD McCarthy and on the site of the former Citi Car Park (oddly re-opened for use not so long ago after a planning amendment to the project was withdrawn). I will update you on this when I can.
-> On Tobin Lane, the Triskel Arts Centre is currently undergoing a renovation and expansion. Cumnor Construction are on site.
-> But the ‘big-one’, is that which is in the pipeline for the 30,000 sq ft Capitol Cineplex site at the Grand Parade/Washington Street junction. (see previous post on this topic for more details). An announcement is expected on this site when Ward Anderson announce their relocation to the new 11-screen multiplex at the Mahon Point SC, late this September.
:rolleyes: CCC have today received the Further Information they requested from Rockfell Investments regarding the major Cornmarket Street department store/residential development. A decision is now expected within 1 month.