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Cork - 34 Storey Hotel Tower at Customs House gets go ahead

Cork - 34 Storey Hotel Tower at Customs House gets go ahead
Proposed Development , 34 Storey , 140 metre tall Hotel Tower , Cork City Docklands
A 34 Storey Hotel Tower , 140 metres tall at Cork's Customs House site has been granted planning permission by An Bord Pleanala . 

The Hotel will incorporate the front of the existing customs house building , a protected structure built between 1814-1819 . The rear of the customs house , known as the revenue building will be demolished to make way for the 140 metre tall
tower . In total , the Hotel will consist of 24,552 square metres of accommodation of which the Customs House will provide 2,427 square metres with the Tower providing the bulk of the accommodation (22,125 sqm) . As part of the development , The Bonded Warehouse located next to the Customs House , also a protected structure, will be converted into retail and office space .
 
Customs House to become part of Hotel development

The application by Tower Development Properties Ltd (Directors Kevin O'Sullivan , Donal O'Sullivan , Marian O'Sullivan) was granted planning permission by Cork City Council last October but was subsequently appealed to An Bord Pleanala in November by An Taisce and the Irish Georgian Society . 

In its appeal to An Bord Pleanala , An Taisce , an NGO working to conserve Ireland's natural environment argued that the development will have a significant adverse impact on a site of national heritage importance , would have an adverse impact on the cityscape and skyline of Cork contrary to the policies of the City Development Plan and said the recent pressure to permit tall buildings has serious implications for the wider urban setting , will have a detrimental impact on the cityscape and renders the principle of protected views and vistas irrelevant, a factor which has significant implications for the future planning policy in Cork

The Irish Georgian Society who had also appealed to An Bord Pleanala argued that Objective 9.24 of the City Development Plan precludes the demolition of protected structures save in exceptional circumstances and where it can be shown that a greater, public interest will be served and argued that a 34 storey hotel does not meet the said exceptional circumstances. It argued that the proposal would set an undesirable precedent for similar proposals that would undermine the effectiveness of protected structures designations and that the proposed development in the centre of a complex of buildings that constitutes one of the most important Georgian dock complexes in the country, would not be sensitive to its historical importance and character and would be contrary to the provisions of the City Development Plan .


However , An Bord Pleanala's planning inspector Pauline Fitzpatrick rejected the arguments and made reference to the Ireland 2040 plan which seeks to increase the population of rural Ireland by half a million people by 2040 , stating : - 

 In a national context Project Ireland 2040 - National Development Plan seek to secure the compact growth of urban areas and deliver higher densities in suitable locations.

The biggest challenge for
the southern region is increasing the scale of its cities to act as metropolitan drivers for the region and as effective complements to the economic strength of Dublin.

The large-scale regeneration projects for the Cork Docklands (City Docks and Tivoli) is identified as a key future growth enabler for the city. 

I submit that the proposal can be seen to advance the said NPF provisions. It will deliver a high density development in a strategic location in the city centre through a regeneration and redevelopment project and will encourage more people and generate more jobs and activity within the city
 

I consider that the design of the tower is simple and well considered . On balance the proposed development is acceptable in terms of the cultural and built heritage of the site. I note that the Council’s Conservation Officer had no objection to the proposal . 
 

The city is generally low rise with the skyline currently characterised by church spires such as North Cathedral and St. Anne’s Shandon Tower and the infrastructure associated with the docks, notably the R & H Hall’s Silos.

However the more recent
commercial development along the north and south quays in the vicinity of the site and the Elysian building to the south are indicative of an area undergoing substantial change providing for high density development and increased height relative to that which previously prevailed.
 

In terms of potential impact on existing heritage buildings it will have a striking contrast to the existing low scale Custom House and Bonded Warehouses buildings and clearly distinguish between the old and the new.

Cities are continuously changing and evolving and Cork is no different. The development may be considered as the next stage in the evolution of the city scape and character
 

I recommend that permission for the above described development be granted

-   Pauline Fitzpatrick , Planning inspector for An Bord Pleanala
  
Ms Fitzpatrick's recommendation to the Board was subsequently approved by the Board Members by order dated 22 March 2021, giving the green light to what will be Ireland's tallest building .  
 
 
Proposed Development , 34 Storey , 140 metre tall Hotel Tower , Cork City Docklands

Proposed Development , 34 Storey , 140 metre tall Hotel Tower , Cork City Docklands
 
Existing Layout

Proposed Development , Cork City Docklands

 
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I wouldn't like to see cork become another skyscraper city . Property developers and very rich people in Ireland always seem to come out on top when it comes to planning decisions .

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a protected structure like Cork's lovely customs house should not be degraded in this manner . its an absolute disgrace . I hope the decision is appealed to the high court
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cork is changing but not for the better .They are taking away ireland's unique heritage and replacing it with Globalism .
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here's an idea , use it as a reception centre, they arrive in cork harbour and go straight into the hotel . cork - the city of sanctuary

you could put a wind turbine on the top to please the greens .
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too much power in hands of few . planning system needs to be changed . civil servants are dictating to the people rather than the other way round which is the way democracy is supposed to work
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doesn't even look nice . a big concrete block in the sky . just what cork always needed .
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Port Láirge

May 10 , 1:28 pm
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the Duke

May 10 , 8:31 am
the IHREC gave over €38,000 to assist this convicted terrorist in his legal battles with the state according to figures obtained by The Burkean http://www.theburkean.ie/articles/2021/05/04/who-is-paying-legal-fees-of-a-convicted-jihadist-in-ireland

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gas thing is , you have the likes of Dr lucy michael of ihrec banging on about the far right while they are supporting real terrorists in the courts . welcome to the nut farm
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rasher

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dublin lad

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