With the recent announcement of development plans for several sites in the city centre, we have put together a map of the various developments which are planned, under construction or have been recently completed in the city.
01 Navigation Square
Navigation Square is the largest and most significant office development to be undertaken in Cork City’s commercial centre. Its four signature buildings offer 310,000 sq ft of fourth generation office space, designed to Gold LEED standards.
02 One Albert Quay
One Albert Quay was completed in early 2016 and is home to several companies and almost 1000 workers
03 New Courthouse Service
The buildings on Anglesea Street will be the centre of criminal justice for the city at district and circuit court level. The extension also promises improved custody facilities, court offices, a regional office and other facilities.
04 Trinity Quarter
Proposed Office Development
Trinity Quarter is a proposed office development of over 240,000 sq. ft, fronting on to Union Quay,
05 Nano Nagle Heritage Centre
Nano Nagle Place opened in July 2017, with its redevelopment turning it into a state of the art heritage, tourist, educational and community facility.
The joint UCC/CIT School of Architecture is currently under construction as part of the campus.
06 Sullivan’s Quay
Application for Offices and Hotel Development
BAM have applied for planning permission for a hotel and offices on the site of the former Revenue Commissioners office building on Sullivan’s Quay.
07 The Event Centre
Permission for Event Centre, Offices and Student Accommodation
The new events centre on the site of the old Beamish & Crawford brewery will be capable of hosting 6,000 people at a time. It is being developed by BAM Construction and will be run by Live Nation.
09 The Capitol
Retail and Office Development Completed
The Capitol scheme consists of almost 100,000 sq ft of Grade A, next generation retail and office space, located in the heart of Cork City Centre.
10 Boole House
Phase One of Restoration Completed
Cork City Architect’s Department, in partnership with UCC, recently completed work on No.5 Grenville Place, a significant Georgian building on the north channel of the Lee. Eminent mathematician George Boole lived here and the first phase of works comprised stabilisation and consolidation of the existing structure, replacement of the collapsed roof and conservation works.
11 No. 7 - 9 Parnell Place
Sold for Hotel and Hostel
Leading Irish investment and hotel asset owners Tetrarch Capital plans two Cork city centre hotels in side-by-side 19th century stone warehouse.
12 83- 85 Patrick Street
Retail Refurbishment Completed
Work was recently completed to amalgamate 83-85 Patrick Street, which sits between Golden Discs and the corner of Carey’s Lane. The original facade of all three buildings was retained but significantly enhanced, along with a new granite and extensively glazed shop front onto Patrick Street.
13 City Centre Flood Defences
This proposed €140 million investment in Cork aims to protect 2,100 city centre properties from future flood events.
14 Harley Street Bridge
Planned New Bridge
The €3.5m Harley Street bridge will cross the North Channel of the River Lee to the rear of the Metropole Hotel. The aim is to improve pedestrian and cycle connectivity between the city centre, MacCurtain Street, Kent Railway Station and the surrounding areas.
15 No.1 Lapps Quay & 16 Parnell Place
UCC has received permission to turn the historic former Cork Savings Bank, most recently occupied by Permanent TSB, into the premises for its expanded business school.
Cork University Business School (CUBS) will locate its executive education facility at the new site at Lapps Quay. It aims to bring in more than 1,000 additional business students to the facility in the next few years.
16 Marina Park
Demolition work is underway to pave the way for a vast new riverside public sports, adventure, and ecology park, which will wrap around Cork’s regenerated flagship GAA stadium, Pairc Uí Chaoimh.
17 Camden Place
Permission for Office Development
A 50,000 sq ft office development is planned for this location. Once finished the five floors of office space will be capable of hosting 500 employees.
18 CIT School of Art & Design
More than 100 CIT students will be accommodated in the Crawford Art college's new city centre hub for postgraduate studies in art and design, which will be in the refurbished building on 46 Grand Parade
19 Horgan’s Quay
Horgan’s Quay is a major development site located on the north shore of the Cork Docklands in Cork City. The site measuring c.6.4 ha represents the largest parcel of land within the North Docks Area. A proposal has just been announced for this area for a multi use development
20 Kent Station
Redevelopment Under Construction
Finishing touches are being made to the multi-million development that will improve access between the city centre and the railway station.
The new entrance is located on the southern side of the tracks facing Horgan's Quay.
This project is funded by the National Transport Authority with the aim of improving pedestrian, cycle and public transport links between the station and the city centre.
22 Former Square Deal Property
The former Square Deal site has been bought by an international student accommodation company.
The former furniture shop is a protected structure but will be transformed internally into a 242-bed student apartment block, close to the both University College Cork and the city centre.
While student apartments will make up the bulk of the building, it will still have a commercial element – it is proposed that the building will include a cafe and co-working space on the ground floor.
23 Merchants Quay
Shopping Centre Refurbishment
Merchants Quay Shopping Centre currently has planning permission in place to reconfigure a number of the retail units internally as well as to make some alteration to the external facade
25 Anderson’s Quay
Office Development Permission
The Anderson’s Quay project is located in the very heart of Cork city centre, on the waterfront. It will deliver over 14,000m2 (150,000 ft2) of 4th Generation office accommodation which has been designed with flexibility in mind to suit modern occupier demand.
26 No. 85-86 South Mall
Permission for Office Development
Planning permission has been granted for a major new €30m, five-storey office block at 85-86 South Mall that will accommodate 450 workers, to be developed by JCD group.
The 0.34-acre central site on 85-86 South Mall will bring 50,000 square feet of office space to the market in 2018.
27 Metropole Hotel
A €50 million spend on 400 hotel bedrooms is proposed for The Metropole. It will include extension and refurbishment, the provision of a retail arcade, and a new adjoining hotel to be called the ‘M’, in a scheme that is expected to take three to five years to deliver.
28 Former Muskerry Service Station
Work in underway on the former Muskerry service station site on the Western Road, where 190 student accommodation units are planned.
29 Beasley Street
Work will begin in October 2017 on the Beasley Street hotel, which includes entrances on the South Mall and Parnell Square. The 165-bed hotel will become the third biggest in the city centre, answering a long-awaited boost for additional hotel beds in the city.
30 Pairc Ui Chaoimh
The redeveloped Pairc Uí Chaoimh was completed in July 2017
31 St. Patricks Bridge
A refurbishment of St Patricks Bridge is anticipated to take place in 2018