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March 23, 2009

Decision due on €850m plan for Cork docklands


A decision on the largest planning application ever lodged in Cork city will be made this week. Howard Holdings are looking for permission for an €850m development in the docklands that would include a 5,500-seater events centre, a 27-storey apartment complex, 10 storeys taller than the Elysian in the city centre, and a hotel and conference centre. The location of the proposed development is on the old Ford Distribution site on the Centre Park Road. Described as “the single largest development project ever undertaken in Cork, and a catalyst for other docklands schemes to follow”, the proposed site will also include 575 residential units and 50,000 square metres of office space.

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