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Port Of Cork Relocates Its HQ From Custom House; Redevelopment Of Custom House Site Delayed Due To Appeal

Published on Feb 8 2021 10:49 AM in General Industry tagged: Trending Posts / Port of Cork / Tower Holdings Group

Port Of Cork Relocates Its HQ From Custom House; Redevelopment Of Custom House Site Delayed Due To Appeal

Port of Cork has relocated its headquarters from Cork's Custom House to offices located closer to operations in Tivoli and Ringaskiddy.

"A New And Exciting Era"

The Irish Examiner quotes a Port of Cork spokesperson as saying, "The Custom House has been at the heart of the Port of Cork for over 100 years and our move out, while sad in some ways, also heralds a new and exciting era for the company.

"Our headquarters teams have moved to port offices closer to our operations in Tivoli and Ringaskiddy as we formulate our plans for the future."

Custom House Quay Plans

The former Port of Cork site on the city's Custom House Quay was acquired by Tower Holdings Group, which intends to construct a 34-storey, 140-metre tower complex on the site.

Cork City Council granted permission for the construction of the proposed tower complex, which is planned to incorporate the Custom House and include a hotel, a sky bar and restaurant as well as other food and drink outlets, a micro-distillery, a maritime heritage attraction, and retail space, last year.

However, as reported by The Irish Examiner, the plans are currently being examined by An Bord Pleanála due to an appeal against Cork City Council's decision to approve them by the Irish Georgian Society.

An Bord Pleanála is currently due to deliver a decision on the appeal by March 22, but Tower Holdings Group director of operations Conor Lee said that he is expecting An Bord Pleanála to seek an extension and that the decision will "probably be [made] in July".

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