🙂 Douglas Central Properties Limited have lodged plans with Cork County Council (yup it’s still consider County Council terroritory even if it is in the city – sigh) to develop an 8-storey mixed-use building on the site of the former TSB Building (to be demolished), Cinema World grounds (which may be incorporated into the facility) and the vacant ‘greenfield’ site to the east of Cinema World. The development will compose of a 60,000sq ft 124-bedroom hotel, bars, restaurants, commercial/retail units, meeting centre and 65 parking spaces.The building when complete would be the tallest building in Douglas.
🙂 Also, at Cork Airport, an application for a brand new 150-bedroom hotel adjacent to the new 160m euro, 25,500sq m terminal is due to be lodged next week. Details remain sketchy at this stage – will let you know more when I get the info. Marriott, a tenant of the nearby and highly successful Cork Airport Business Park (currently undergoing a further expansion), is rumoured to be involved with the project in some-way. This brings the number of hotels at Cork Airport to 2 – incl. the Great Southern Hotel.
:rolleyes: O’Flynn Construction can now proceed with the continuation of their Ballincollig Town Centre Shopping Complex development – to be anchored by Dunnes Stores and 2 other, un-named tenants (rumours are flying!) – after an appeal to ABP was lodged by O’Flynn Construction regarding Fire & Safety conditions was withdrawn. The 200,000sq ft, 3 anchor tenant stores and 35 additional retail units shopping centre is scheduled for opening next October (2005).
:rolleyes: Corbett Bros. have applied to CCC seeking allowance for alterations to their 60,000sq ft office development and 38-unit residential development at Copley Street (originally designed by PRC Architects) – currently under construction by Coffey Construction. Among the alterations – an increase of just under 14,000sq ft is sought to cater for the provision of 8 student apartments, an extention to the permitted ground-floor commercial facility, an additional retail unit, a new office unit and an increase in basement size by over 1200sq ft (new additions and alterations are designed by James Leahy & Assoc.)
🙂 And for those wondering what exactly is happening with Monsoon on Patrick’s Street – I can confirm that they have successfully negotiate a lease agreement w/ Joe Donnelly for the former Clinton Cards store (an additional 2,000sq ft of retail space). Monsoon will occupy the expanded store as soon as the short-term lease agreed with Diesel expires early next year. Monsoon Accessorize Ltd have already applied for planning to extend and modify their highly successful Patrick’s Street store and erect new signage. The lease is rumoured to be on par w/ the highest Zone A rents – think Grafton Street!