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Galway Greenlights Student Housing In Docks

18th December 2017
An artist’s impression of the new student blocks earmarked for Queen Street in Galway Docks An artist’s impression of the new student blocks earmarked for Queen Street in Galway Docks

#Property - Galway City Council has granted permission for the construction of new student accommodation on the former Topaz oil site in Galway Docks, as Galway Bay FM reports.

Two blocks of seven and eight storeys each would provide 345 bedrooms as well as space for business start-ups in the plans by Bonham Dock Limited.

However, a number of restrictions have been attached to the project, which constitutes a phase of the masterplan for a ‘New Galway’ between the docks and Ceannt Station rail yards.

Back in September, ambitions plans for floating student accommodation in the city’s cocks were ruled out by the Galway Harbour Company, as previously reported on Afloat.ie.

Published in Galway Harbour
MacDara Conroy

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