Ireland's Tallest Building To Be Built In Cork And Include A Hotel
Cork City Council has granted permission for the construction of a 34-storey, 140-metre tower complex at the old Port of Cork site on Cork city's Custom House Quay, which, when completed, will be Ireland's tallest building and will include a hotel.
According to The Irish Independent, the building's hotel will be a five-star venue that will feature a spa, a swimming pool and gym facilities.
The building, which is being developed by Tower Holdings Group, will 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, and it will also incorporate the historic Custom House.
The Irish Independent quotes a Tower Holdings Group spokesperson as saying, "We are delighted with this decision from Cork City Council and look forward to the final grant.
"We engaged closely with Cork City Council throughout the design process to ensure we satisfied all their requirements, particularly in relation to the conservation and integration approach towards the existing historical buildings.
"We have to now fully examine all the planning conditions and certain points of detail to establish their effect on the scheme. Brighter times lie ahead for Cork, and this development will lie at the very heart of them."
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