Former Moore's Hotel site proposals appealed to An Bord Pleanala

Former Moore's Hotel site proposals appealed to An Bord Pleanala
Former Moore's Hotel building and the adjacent building, the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH). Morrison's Quay, Cork City centre. Pic; Larry Cummins

There has been a snag in the plan 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 last month.

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 has now been appealed to An Bord Pleanala by a third party, and a decision is due on whether the development can proceed in September.

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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