Cork Institute of Technology has been granted planning permission for a new three-storey Learning Resource Centre that will act as a new 'front door' to the college.
The new building will be located in front of the original Regional Technical College buildings constructed in the 1970s that front onto Rossa Avenue in Bishopstown.
The CIT said the new building is required to support the growing student numbers and will accommodate the Engineering and Science; and Business and Humanities faculties.
"The new building forms a new 'front door' to the campus fronting onto Rcssa Avenue, but yet has a purposeful relationship to the existing adjacent campus buildings," the CIT said in their planning application.
The entire building will provide a floor area of 6,666 square metres and will connect with the existing Block B and Block C. A new main plaza will be created along with a bus stop, bus waiting area and 143 bike parking spaces.
Planners in City Hall this week granted permission for the development.
CIT President Barry O'Connor told The Echo he is looking forward to turning the sod on the new development which will provide ‘state of the art’ facilities for students, staff and the wider community.