Permission granted for minor alterations to large-scale student development

Permission granted for minor alterations to large-scale student development
Computer-generated image of the student apartment development previously granted permission for the former Coca Cola bottling plant on the Carrigrohane Straight Road. Pic: Pedersen Focus

Some minor alterations to a large-scale student development in Cork city have been granted by Cork City Council’s planning department.

Future Generation Bottle Factory Limited applied to increase the number of parking spaces on-site at the former Coca Cola Plant on the Carrigrohane Road from eight to 19.

They also asked for permission to reorganize the bicycle parking areas, while maintaining the 312 spaces already provided for.

Other minor changes included the partial relocation of the internal communal refuse store and the relocation of the substation, switch room, generator, and gas skid.

The green light was given, subject to 11 conditions, which include the submission of revised drawings to show the proposed location of bicycle parking which should be “in close proximity to the entrance”.

The development itself is a 623-bed project that is expected to cost in the region of €30 million.

Planning permission was in place for the site since 2017 to build 484 student beds, in buildings ranging from four to seven storeys. 

However, Future Generation lodged fresh plans in 2019, having acquired the site, increasing the number of apartments from 92 to 167, and bed spaces from 484 to 623.

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