Re: Major Development Day For Cork

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๐Ÿ™‚ O’Callaghan Properties have been granted their redevelopment proposal for the Jurys Hotel site at Lancaster Quay. However, the development was granted by CCC subject to 20 conditions – among these a further reduction in apartment block heights (in addition to reductions proposed in a Significant Further Information submission made [unsolicited] by O’Callaghn Properties and architects, Henry J. Lyons & Partners).

Although the dominant factors of the development will remain, i.e. Block A (9-storeys), Jurys Hotel (6-Storeys) and the main apartment blocks fronting the east quayside – the conditional reductions will see apartment numbers reduced to 250 (from an original number of 300 and revised number of 277). A positive adjustment I believe, proposed by CCC, was that which will see a minor facade improvement to the hotel frontage on the Western Road elevation.

Unfortunately, despite the many compromises made by the developers and the conditions imposed by CCC – a number of objectors will still be bringing the development to ABP on appeal. I find this very frustrating.

I do not approve of all the CCC conditions, but I should hope the project is unaffected negatively by the appeal. Initially, the project was set to be developed in 3 Phases:

– Phase 1: 80 apartments, basement car-parking and hotel (Autumn 2006)
– Phase 2: 110 apartments (Autumn 2007)
– Phase 3: 110 apartments (Autumn 2008)

-> the appeal will perhaps delay this.

๐Ÿ™‚ John Mannix has received the green-light by ABP for his 40 – 42 Washington Street duplex, retail and office development. The revised 6-storey design was praised by CCC who remarked that it would be a contemporary departure from existing architecture in the area – but would provide a unique gateway to South Main Street and Grand Parade. The building, designed by Dermot Coveney of Coveney & Assoc., will comprise of a basement car-park, ground and 1st floor retail, 2nd floor offices, 3rd and 4th floor duplex apartments and 5th floor penthouses.

๐Ÿ™‚ JD Hotels Ltd have received a planning grant to proceed with their 4-storey restaurant and bar development at 77/78 Grand Parade and Tobin Lane. Design is by Wilson Architecture.

๐Ÿ™‚ X-CES Projects Ltd have lodged their application with Cork County Council for their 200m euro Kinsale development (as earlier reported) on 199 hectares between Kinsale Harbour and Oysterhaven. The massive development will take 3-years to complete and comprise of a 3-storey, 218-bedroom 5-star Hyatt Hotel; leisure centre incl. 20m swimming pool; 18-hole golf course; international indoor equestrian centre; 210 resort lodges; 38-duplex apartments and 57 2-bedroom apartments; 500 seat event centre. Project design is by Henry J. Lyons & Partners.

๐Ÿ™‚ Pitwood Ltd. have applied for the development of an 8098sq m development at Beasely Street and Parnell Place (yes, the Corbett site!) which will comprise of 121-bedrooms over 5-storeys, health club and spa, basement car-park, restaurant and bar. The development will incorporate the protected facades at 17 & 18 Parnell Place.

:rolleyes: And yet ANOTHER, in what seems to be an endless list of hotel developments in Cork city of late, Heiton Holdings Group PLC have sought permission for the development of their Bandon Road Roundabout warehousing facility (along the South Ring Road N25 and new Ballincollig By-Pass) as a 4-storey, 96-bedroom, 8,248sq m hotel with function centre, conference centre, leisure centre w/ swimming pool, gym and a 218-space multi-storey car-park.

:confused: Another hotel development anyone? Sure why not! B.F.T.A. Ltd are applying for the construction of a 101-bedroom hotel and parking at Church Road, Carrigaline.

– as if that all wasn’t enough, there’s more on the way!!! Watch this space!

:rolleyes: Bowen Construction have commenced work on the 31-apartment (130 further bed-spaces), 4/5 storey extension to Victoria Mills student development at Victoria Cross on the site of the former Statoil Petrol Station – designed by Derek Tynan and Assoc.

๐Ÿ˜ฎ BrideView Developments are seeking permission to develop 30 high-density apartments on a 1-acre site site near Cogan’s Garage in Carrigaline, they recently purchased for a whopping 2m euro. Locals, of course, are up in arms.

Cork has seen a number of hotel developments of late – incl. Howard Holdings 120-bedroom Lavitts Quay hotel, the Hilton at Mahon Point, Douglas Central Properties 8-storey hotel development in Douglas, Pitwood’s 121-bedroom development at Parnell Place, Heiton’s 96-bedroom (see above), Jurys redeveloped 182-bedroom (see above), 120-bedroom Park Manor (Radisson) at Little Island, the new 200-bedroom Clarion on Lapps Quay – opening tomorrow, the 217-bedroom Hyatt in Kinsale, 150-bedroom Marriott (hinted as) for Cork Airport – as well as expanded Hayfield Manor, Kingsley (82-bedroom extension) and Great Southern Cork Airport Hotel. Whoever complains of a shortage in hotels now needs their head-checked! ๐Ÿ˜€

Apologises for the late post – I’d been trying to access since 7am w/ news of Jurys but couldn’t access site.

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