Development Of 34-Storey Building With Hotel In Cork Delayed Due To Appeal

By Dave Simpson
Development Of 34-Storey Building With Hotel In Cork Delayed Due To Appeal

The development of a 34-storey, 140-metre tower complex by Tower Holdings Group at the old Port of Cork site on Cork city's Custom House Quay, which, when completed, would be Ireland's tallest building and include a hotel, has been delayed due to an appeal.

Last month, Cork City Council approved planning permission for the proposed development, which, in addition to a five-star hotel that would feature a spa, a swimming pool and gym facilities, would also include a sky bar and restaurant as well as other food and drink outlets, a micro-distillery, a maritime heritage attraction, and retail space. The development would also incorporate Cork's historic Custom House.

Irish Georgian Society Concern

However, as reported by The Irish Examiner, the Irish Georgian Society has lodged an appeal with An Bord Pleanála about the council's decision. The society said that it is concerned that the demolition of certain buildings on the proposed site of the planned development could "set a very worrying precedent for similar proposals".

A planning inspector will now examine the planning application and subsequently make a recommendation to the appeals board. A final decision on the appeal is expected to be made on March 22, 2021.

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