Ireland's tallest building planned for Cork as part of €150 million redevelopment
Big news for Cork.
Plans for a new 34-storey hotel in Cork city centre have been unveiled by Tower Holdings Group, the New York-based Irish developers.
The Custom House Quay project will see the creation of 350 to 400 construction jobs in the short term, with employment on the completed site expected to be in excess of 800 people across hotel, retail, tourism and commercial offices.
The centrepiece of the project is a 34-storey hotel tower, which the company said will boast "unparalleled panoramic views across the city."
Tower Holdings Director of Operations Ireland, Conor Lee said: “Custom House Quay will be the centrepiece of Cork’s new business district. For the first time ever, this entire area will be fully opened up to the people of Cork. As the tallest building in Ireland, the hotel itself will be a focal point for the city rising.
"Equally, the design is aimed at preserving the existing infrastructure for future generations through the addition of new tourism and commercial offerings. We firmly believe that Custom House Quay will rival similar offerings in other cities around the globe, and help contribute to the future success of the city in the same way that the Port of Cork did for centuries."
Planning permission for the new development is expected to be lodged later this month.