Appeal lodged against Cork city hotel development

Appeal lodged against Cork city hotel development

The former Moore's Hotel building

A SECOND appeal has been lodged against the plans to redevelop the former Moore’s Hotel site in the heart of Cork city.

The project, which proposed the construction of a four to six-storey development on Morrison’s Quay, was given the green light, subject to conditions, by Cork City Council in April.

There are 32 conditions attached to the granting of permission for the development, including significant contribution amounts to the local authority totalling more than €470,000.

Quakeside Ltd had hoped to build a 183-bedroom hotel, along with office developments.

In October last year, it was announced that the Premier Inn would occupy the hotel section of the development.

The existing buildings at 11, 12 and 13 Morrison's Quay are protected structures with varied 19th-century facades, and were to be conserved, modified and protected, to accommodate three new own door office buildings.

However, the decision was appealed to An Bord Pleanála in May by a third party, and just last week another appeal was lodged with a submission date in early November.

The latest appellant has concerns regarding the height of the building and the negative impact this may have on their office.

They also feel their concerns regarding potential flooding and traffic management have not been properly addressed.

The historic Moore's Hotel ceased trading 15 years ago and was an eyesore on the Quay. It was placed on the derelicts sites register in 2018.

It was subsequently sold in early 2019 at auction for a price believed to be in excess of €7 million.

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