Re: Re: Developments in Cork
An Bord Pleanala have upheld an appeal by Cork County Cricket Club against the decision by Cork City Council to grant permission to University College Cork to construct a university outreach building and a pair of tennis courts at Mardyke Gardens, adjacent to the new Sli Cumann na mBan/ Banks of the Lee walkway and new pedestrian bridge.
UCC had submitted plans for the development after a previous (larger) design was also refused by ABP. The reason for refusal was the visual intrusion the building would cause on public open space and the effect on the surrounding recreation space.
The building was T-shaped with a exhibition/function/cafe space towards the walkway and a lecture/teaching facility to the west. The western portion of the building was timber cladded, while the exhibition was composed of a large glass facade.
Image above contains the East elevation (bottom; facing onto the walkway) and the South elevation (top; view from Mardyke Walk).