Re: O’Callaghan Properties Jury’s Hotel site redevelopment
I obtained a set of CG images from both the developer, O’Callaghan Properties, and the project architect, Finghin Curraoin of Henry J. Lyons & Associates – but they are currently in a format I’m having trouble converting. So in the meantime, here is a press image of the 160m euro Jury’s Hotel site redevelopment on the Western Road/Lancaster Quay – which will consist of a 4-star 185 bedroom hotel with over 10,000sq ft conference facilities and leisure facilities, a public amenity plaza, riverside boardwalk, 300 luxury 1, 2 & 3-bedroom apartments, 2 new bridges (1 pedestrian, 1 vehicular) and 450 undergound car-parking spaces. Contractors will be Bowen Construction, and planning pending, the project is set to go for Spring 2005 with a Summer 2006 completion date.
The design is tasteful, but nothing remarkable. It shows a continued trend with O’Callaghan Properties of late to work toward more tastefully designed projects. Though I still feel a little anxious about the residential element of the development, the design and application have allayed some of this anxiety.
:rolleyes:ABP have granted permission following appeal for 2 student accomodation developments at Victoria Cross.
The 1st is Paul Montgomery/Edmund Kenneally’s extension of their 59 apartment, 9-storey Victoria Hall designed by Derek Tynan and being constructed by the Bowen Group. The extension will create 60 additional bed spaces to the near complete main development – seeing the demolition of the existing petrol station and construction of a 4-storey over basement car-park building with ground floor commercial unit. (see previous posts)
The 2nd is a student development designed by Bertie Pope and Associates and being developed by Fleming Construction on behalf of UCC. Permission was granted for the demolition of existing warehouses on site and the construction of 60 no. student apartments in five/six storey blocks consisting of 3/ 4 & 5 study bedrooms per apartments to accommodate 255 students,
62 no. car parking spaces at basement level, Wardens Apartment, Management Suite containing Reception, Seminar Room and Offices, 200sq.m. cafÃ©/shop & 3 no. Commercial/Retail units 200sq.m. in total, laundry and other ancillary facilities and full site development at the former M & P Cash & Carry premises on Victoria Road, Cork.
Just nearby, Rathmelton Investments were set to begin on a colossal student project, in addition to the 82-bedroom and offices extension of their Kingsley Hotel, with 116 student apartments in a series of 5-storey interlinked blocks and a dual basement car-park with 740 spaces. Design is by Murray O’Laoire (see previous post) – it is believed now however that this student element will not proceed.