Re: Water Street is back! And other updates!
😮 Yes indeed – Werdna Ltd (McMahon Builders Providers) will be lodging a revised application for their Water Street project early next year. Sean Kearns of Murray O’Laoire (MOLA) has indicated a reduction in height of the main central tower by 2-storeys however to 17-storeys – he said that height was not so much a matter, but in light of the reductions (due to excessive density issues associated with the previous Water Street application) with the rest of the project, it was a matter of proportion. The new project is expected to maintain the same general layout and style as the original, but w/ apartment numbers reduced to in and around 300 from 400.
😀 Ellesmere Properties Ltd (Howard Holdings) have lodged an application (as previously indicated here) with CCC for a 7-storey, 125-bedroom hotel, office and retail development over basement car-park at 16 Lavitts Quay (former designated Irish Examiner HQ). The design is by Reddy O’Riordan Staehli Architects. Planning pending, construction on the project is due Summer 2005. PJ Hegarty will be main contractors.
🙂 Charles and Helen McCarthy, owners of the Mill Business Centre, Crosses Green (across the river from the rear of Beamish & Crawford Brewery), have applied for the development of their business centre as a 3-storey to 7-storey, 64-bedroom hotel and business development centre w/ ancillary facilities and riverside boardwalk. Derek Tynan & Associates will provide the design. CCC must be delighted! 😉
🙂 John Sisk & Sons Building Contractors have lodged an application with Cork County Council for the development of a 6-storey, 96-bedroom hotel, spa and leisure centre at a site south of their offices on the Kinsale Road (near the infamous roundabout). It’s one of another in a really long line of recent hotel development applications for Cork city in the last few days.
🙂 Work on Jacob’s Mill (Father Matthew Quay – rear of Bank of Ireland on South Mall) will finally get going next week before Christmas now that developers Tumblegate Ltd have allocated O’Flynn of Banteer Builders as new contractors replacing Joseph Lane & Son Ltd (they are also working on Tom McCarthy’s other project at the Kingsley Hotel – which has also lodged for a number of alterations to its hotel extension and aparthotel development under construction).
😀 Michael O’Donoghue of Rockfell Investments has announced that work will commence on the highly anticpated department store and apartment development at the former Guy & Co. premises on Cornmarket Street come Janurary to early Feburary (as previously reported here).
– a number of other major developments due for Cork city are expected to be made known after Christmas! Cork is on the up and up!!! 🙂