EDC are delighted to be involved in the MEP Design of this hotel and office accommodation development, as ambitious plans for a development that will include Cork’s largest hotel have been given the go-ahead by An Bord Pleanála.
Ambitious plans for a development that will include Cork’s largest hotel have been given the go-ahead by An Bord Pleanála.
The planning appeals board recommended that planning be granted to BAM Property Ltd for its mixed-use scheme on the site of the now demolished government buildings complex on Sullivan’s Quay.
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The project includes a 220-bed hotel in a 12-storey (44m) cylindrical tower, and a six-storey office block providing almost 8,000 sq m of office space.
The firm acquired the Sullivan’s Quay site from the Revenue Commissioners in 2006 and was granted planning in 2009 for offices and a 183-bed hotel. That project was shelved during the economic crash.
It lodged new plans last year for a larger hotel and taller tower after securing a “premium international hotel brand” to operate it.
City planners said at the time that the slight increase in the proposed tower height was acceptable, making it more “elegant and slender”, with little material difference to the visual impact on protected views. Planning was granted last November subject to 32 conditions.
The project is one of several hotel projects planned or underway in the city which is set to add almost 1,200 extra guest beds to the city’s stock of hotel beds.
The new 165-bed Maldron Hotel on Beasley St/South Mall is under construction, the Metropole’s 217-bed extension, The M, has planning permission, the permitted HQ scheme on Horgan’s Quay includes a hotel, there are plans for a new hotel as part of the Wilton Shopping Centre revamp, the Kingsley Hotel has planning for 63 new bedrooms, and a 96-bed ‘floatel’ at Penrose Quay has been given the go-ahead.
Experts say 1,000 new hotel beds will deliver an estimated €60m to the local economy every year, based on €200 spend per person per day based on 80% occupancy.
This article originally appeared in the Irish Examiner on the 28th June 2018.