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A couple of newsworthy updates make the post today –

πŸ™‚ Cornmarket Street is set for a 5m euro makeover, which is to also include 20 set market stalls with an emphasis on fresh foods and open-air food stands freshly served up, traditional crafts etc. The street will be lined with green-leaf trees and the road surface will be relayed with extended, blending pathways which strongly support pedestrian activity. The project will compliment the new Rockfell Department Store and Residential development (which is scheduled to complete around the same time as the street redevelopment) along with the new Cornmarket Street Footbridge.

πŸ™ Neil O’Sullivan of OSB, is to lodge an application for the development of 94 residential units in Douglas, expected by the week end. The development is a mix of housing, duplexes and apartments – James Leahy & Assoc. are the architectural firm behind the design. Neil O’Sullivan’s other projects around the city include an apartment development at Camden Quay. The 1st phase of which is in mid-construction, by John F. Supple Ltd. The 2nd phase of the project is still in appeal to ABP, and will consist of a 6-storey building incorporating 55 residential units, an new Cork Arts Theatre and reconstructed public house. Both are also designed by James Leahy & Assoc.

πŸ™‚ Beth Gali, the Spanish architect responsible for the designs of the Patrick Street, Grand Parade and Oliver Plunkett Street redevelopments – has also designed the impressive new Christmas lighting scheme for Patrick’s Street, set to debut this Christmas 2004. The CG images are pretty impressive – I’ll try and get them up for you as soon as I can. There is a great emphasis on style, to compliment the redevelopment, and gone are the rancid tacky creations of years past.

πŸ™‚ Lidl GmbH have reapplied for permission of a store on their Churchfield site (formerly Ecco Shoes HQ), after a refusal on the original plan a few weeks ago. The new submission takes into account recommendations made by the CCC Planning Dept. and has a strong emphasis on ‘neighbourhood’ accomodation. The new plan sees 2 single storey pitched-roof buildings being constructed on-site. One with Lidl Supermarket, and the other with 3 smaller, complimentary retail units and 166 car-parking spaces. Design is by O’Shaugnessy & Co.

πŸ™‚ Developer Tom Fitzgerald, owner of Athlone Leisure World, who has already received planning for a family recreational centre at Fitz’s Boreen in Blackpool, has announced his intention to commence construction of the development. This will include a 4-storey over basement building of 6203sq m, with 14 no. ten pin bowling lanes, childrens and toddlers play areas, café, kitchen and service/storage areas, toilets, club bar, games and circulation areas, all at ground floor level. At first floor level, the gross floor area will be approximately 1784 sq. metres accommodating pool and snooker room, electronic games rooms, administrative office, staff quarters and plants/machinery area. The remaining floors will house a day care centre, swimming pool, steam rooms and saunas, aerobics centre, gym and beauty treatment facility. Design is by Finola Deavey, of Deavey & Assoc.

:rolleyes: Though Hamilton Osbourne King indicate the Thomas Crosbie Holdings site on Lavitts Quay (proposed new Irish Examiner HQ) is under ‘offer consideration’, directors at TCH are adament they intend to decide on the fate of this deal and their new city offices within the coming weeks.

πŸ™‚ Blarney-based John Cleary Developments, who recently succeeded in gaining permission for 5 light industrial units at Kilnap Business Park in Blackpool, are lodging an application to construct 5 state-of-the-art car showrooms for varied dealerships adjacent to the new Johnson & Perrot showrooms, awaiting planning and designed by SDA O’Flynn, at Mahon Point. The development should create 200 jobs and will secure Mahon Point as one of the major dealership locations in the country.

burge_eyeAnyone know which architects (if any) Treasury used for the “sketch plans” for Horgan’s Quay?

It has all been very secretive burge_eye, but it is my understanding, more than one architectural firm has been employed on the project. Similar to the method adopted by O’Flynn Construction at their 500m euro Ballincollig Town Centre project. All I can say is that such a development as proposed for the Horgan’s Quay site must be an architects dream.

mickeydocsIs this for everyman

Once again, mickey I can’t say. But what I can say is that it is a project that hopefully every woman and Every man will benefit from. πŸ˜‰

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