If approved, this will deliver 201 extra apartments into the city.
JCD Group has formally lodged its planning application with An Bord Pleanála to construct a large-scale residential “build to rent” scheme in Cork’s docklands.
The development will be a purpose built, high quality apartment scheme on the Carey’s Tool Hire site, purchased by the company earlier this year.
The proposed scheme will comprise of 93 one-bed, 104 two-bed and four three-bed apartments on the site extending from Albert Road along Albert Street, fronting Albert Quay.
Amenities 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.
Provision will also be made for electric car charging points as well as GoCar facilities.
“It’s been almost 12 years since the last new City Centre apartment scheme of scale was completed in the City and given the current momentum in the office sector, the availability of apartments such as those proposed is an essential ingredient to the ongoing development and growth of the City Centre.” said John Cleary, CEO of JCD Group.
“We really believe that Cork has an opportunity to undergo a real transformation into a modern European city, where people are encouraged to work, live, socialise and shop in the city centre.”
New bar and restaurant
According to JCD Group, part of the proposed scheme will include the relocation of the bar and restaurant use from the former Sextant premises to the protected Ticketing Office and Railway Terminus Building located on Albert Street, the creation of an internal public plaza and the refurbishment of the Station Offices for office use.
“There will be significant investment in these protected and historic structures to restore them to their former prominence.” says the company.
“This investment will bring renewed vibrancy and ensure the long-term viability of these important buildings.”
JCD have completed the pre application process as set out in the fast track “Strategic Housing Development” Guidelines which must be completed prior to making a formal application directly to An Bord Pleanála. A decision is expected within the next 16 weeks.
If it gets the green light, the project will sustain 200 construction jobs.