Re: O’Callaghan Properties Projects
This isn’t really an update as such – just more of the same. Below find 2 images of the redeveloped Jurys Hotel site along the Western Road. The scheme is a 130m euro redevelopment project being undertaken by O’Callaghan Properties (OCP) under the SPV Riga Ltd. The planning application is currently the subject of appeal, but has been prioritised with a due date set for May 17th. The development will be conducted over 3 Phases, with Phase 1 scheduled for Summer 2005 – it will consist of 100 apartments + the 182-bedroom redeveloped Jurys Hotel and 450 space basement car-park. The second phase will see the addition of a further 110 apartments, and Phase 3, the remaining 93 (this will depend on the outcome of the appeal – with consideration for conditions imposed by CCC in its grant). The project is designed by Henry J. Lyons and Partners and will be constructed by Bowen Construction.
One image has been seen before, the other is a more specific image of the actual Jurys Hotel element. Further images can be found back throughout this thread.
I sincerely hope the full original application sees a grant from ABP.
As regards Academy Street – the 150m euro retail and residential development by OCP will see between 200,000sq ft and 240,000sq ft of retail space over approx. 40 units (all fashion based) on 3 floor + basement, with the top 3 floors dedicated to 80 luxury residential apartment units.
I hope to be able to reveal the international architectural team behind the design in the coming weeks/months (depending) – will have to see. In the meantime, the image below outlines the current area allocated to this new development (with some minor inaccuracies not adjusted for due to inadequate current information regarding the final design).
And as the scaffolding continues to descend off the Patrick A. Cashman & Associates designed, 21 Lavitts Quay, the reality confirms what I had expected. The new OCP HQ and residential development (44 apartment units) is one of the best contemporary additions to Cork’s reshaping cityscape. Imposing yet graceful, the building sets a precedent for development yet to follow along and near Lavitts Quay. Cohalan Downing Associates report that office space at the development has almost all been pre-let or sold and apartment interest has been high with a substantial number of sales already achieved.