Tower Holdings Group welcomes Cork City Council’s planning approval for the proposed mixed utility development at the old Port of Cork site in Custom House House Square.
The group says the project is set to become a major landmark in the heart of the city, including a hotel, retail offer, significant marine culture and heritage attractions.
They add that today’s announcement will further expand the growth potential of Cork City Center after the Kovid-19 era.
A spokesman for Tower Holdings Group said: “We are pleased with the decision of the Cork City Council and are awaiting final funding. We have teamed up with one of the best design teams in the world to create a great design of exceptional quality for this iconic site and the city of Cork.
The design was led by Jensler (London Office), one of the world’s leading building and hospitality design firms with global architectural training. Works with Henry J. Lyon as local architects.
“Engineering Design is one of the best engineering firms in the world, with Ecom’s Public Sector Design and fifteen other consultants and sub-consultants working tirelessly for the past two years to create this magnificent design.
“We interacted with the Cork City Council throughout the design process to ensure that all of their needs were met, especially with regard to the conservation and integrated approach to existing historic buildings.
We now need to thoroughly examine all the planning conditions and some detailed points in order to establish their impact on the project. Cork has bright times ahead, and this development will be right in their hearts. ”
The new hotel accommodation is equipped with a five star luxury amenities including spa, swimming pool and gym facilities.
The new tower will be restored with a combination of historic custom houses, and will include a sky bar and restaurant where visitors can enjoy locally produced food while enjoying a panoramic view of Cork.
The bonded warehouses on the site will be given a new lease of life and will be open to the public for the first time.
The design includes an interactive visitor center that represents Cork’s rich marine heritage as a port.
Other components of the development include retail, food and beverage outlets, and a new micro-distillery at the eastern end of the site.