An Bord Pleanála has granted planning permission for what will be the country’s tallest building.
The green light for the €140 million development at Custom House Quay in Cork City centre was given today subject to 23 conditions.
The Board’s decision follows an appeal by a number of parties including the Irish Georgian Society to the go-ahead given to the project by Cork City Council last October.
The planned development by New York-based Tower Holdings on the former Port of Cork site with its iconic Port of Cork sign, includes a 34-storey hotel tower, 25 serviced suites, and a range of commercial uses including retail, office, food and beverage, distillery, tourism and leisure….
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The Cork site is comparable to the great urban apexes at Île de la Cité, Paris & at the junction of the Grand Canal & lagoon, Venice. There is ample space for higher buildings in Cork's docklands without spoiling this historically rich site with a globally-anonymous glass tower. pic.twitter.com/bJGT3Qh0J9
— An Taisce (@AnTaisce) March 16, 2021