Well-kept buildings add something special to a street.
Now local business owners who spend time and money maintaining and improving their facades are to be celebrated by the city.
Cork Business Association (CBA), in partnership with Cork City Council, is inviting submissions for the Cork Better Building Awards.
This year’s event is sponsored by Clarendon Properties who are responsible for transformational developments in major cities around the world, including landmark buildings in Cork such as Horgan’s Quay, The Savoy and Courthouse Chambers.
Nominations will span the entire city of Cork, from Ballincollig to Blarney and Glanmire to Douglas, and all nominees can look forward to having their achievements and their brand promoted to a wide audience.
For 2022, the awards will recognise the amount of expansion and planning that has taken place with a New Developments category. The judging panel will also focus on maintenance and good housekeeping, such as cleaning, painting, planting and simple enhancements that make the very best of a building.
“Over the last two years, Cork City Council has worked with businesses to make the streetscape more serviceable and attractive,” said Chief Executive Officer of Cork City Council, Ann Doherty.
“Pride in the appearance of the city highlights Cork as a fantastic place in which to live, do business and enjoy the shopping, socialising, and entertainment on offer.
“It is incredibly important to acknowledge the role of the property owners who keep our city’s buildings to a high standard and it is encouraging to see occupancy levels increase again this year.”
Nominations should be submitted via the CBA website cbaawards.ie/betterbuildings and should include an image of the building along with any other supporting material. The closing date for entries is Friday, September 23rd and there is no entry fee.
A panel of judges will independently assess all the entries before announcing the winners on November 11th at an awards luncheon in The Metropole Hotel.