The project has been green-lit.
An Bord Pleanála has granted planning permission for a large-scale residential scheme in Cork’s docklands at the Carey’s Tool Hire site.
While no start date has been announced for the construction phase just yet, according to developers JCD, the project will deliver 201 high-quality apartments to rent into the market.
Amenities in the swish residential complex will include a 25th-floor residents’ lounge and dining area, which will be available to all residents of the scheme; residents’ gym; public café; coworking space; games room; and a basement with car spaces, large area for bicycle parking, refuse and recycling as well as dedicated storage areas for the apartments.
Electric car charging points, as well as GoCar facilities, will also be included.
‘A landmark decision’
“We are delighted with the decision of An Bord Pleanála and believe that it is a landmark decision for the development of Cork’s docklands.” said John Cleary, of JCD Group.
“I would like to thank our design team who have worked very hard on what we believe is an extremely high-quality design and is appropriate for this very important site and look forward to progressing the project.”
The main project architects are Henry J Lyons with input from CityDesigner who have designed major high-rise schemes in London and Dublin.
The bar and restaurant use from the former Sextant premises will be transferred to the protected Ticketing Office and Railway Terminus Building located on Albert Street, as well as the creation of an internal public plaza and the refurbishment of the Station Offices for office use.