Re: McCarthy Developments Curraheen Development
Tom McCarthy’s development vehicle, McCarthy Developments – who are continuing work on their Hartys Quay and Jacobs Island developments (both awaiting planning decisions for extensions on each) and are also in planning for a superb 100,000sq ft, 8-storey technology and business centre along Centre Park Road – will again shortly be seeking a revised proposal for their Curraheen residential development (which was refused planning on appeal due to what was stated as being a ‘premature application’ – considering the Ballincollig By-pass had not been completed at the time). Originally the development sought to accommodate up to 500 students across a series of blocks on what were once the football grounds of Cork City FC.
McCarthy Developments will be seeking a revised application in the coming months – with a number of alterations made. The original plan was granted by Cork County Council – and it is hoped that the renewed application will also meet approval. It is suspected that the fresh proposal will have a reduced student element, if at all. The site is also in very close proximity to Jermiah Lynch’s site which recently attained planning, following appeal, for 123 residential units – as designed by Murray O’Laoire: that site is now up for sale through Irish & European with a guide price of approx. 10m euros. Design on the McCarthy Developments application will again be by Project Architects. The adjacent sports pitches, as visible in the image below, have been assessed by UCC and CIT for a joint student campus facility. Similar to the McCarthy Developments project, a link would be provided to CIT.