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Plans for Ireland's Tallest Building at Port of Cork Site... Twice the Height of Elysian Tower

15th July 2019
The Custom House Quay development in Cork. AFLOAT adds at the base of the proposed tower the old Port of Cork's Bonded Warehouses located on both the North and South Custom Quays that form a key focal point in the city's 'docklands' The Custom House Quay development in Cork. AFLOAT adds at the base of the proposed tower the old Port of Cork's Bonded Warehouses located on both the North and South Custom Quays that form a key focal point in the city's 'docklands' Photo: EchoLive-facebook

Developers of the historic Custom House Quay site in Cork are promising a project that will be a ‘symbol not only for the city but an icon for Ireland as a prominent modern European destination’.

As EchoLive reports, details of the 34-storey hotel tower, twice the size of the Elysian, at the Port of Cork's Custom House site were revealed today by the developers, Tower Holdings Group.

The skyscraper will also include retail units, cultural spaces, food and beverage businesses, office space, recreational areas and a micro-distillery.

A planning application for the development is not expected to be lodged until later this month.

The developers have stressed that they will maintain the heritage of the site which includes the historic Custom House and bonded warehouse buildings that previously belonged to the Port of Cork, which is relocating to Ringaskiddy. They also have plans for a large public realm area.

Mr Adams delivered his petition to Cork City Council and former Lord Mayor Mick Finn earlier this year.

More here on the story.

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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