Cork street is to shut for a year while a new hotel is built

Cork street is to shut for a year while a new hotel is built

MacCurtain Street with York Street on the left. The street is to shut to through traffic for a year. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

A STREET in Cork will be closed to through traffic for a full year to facilitate the redevelopment of a new hotel.

York Street, between MacCurtain Street and Wellington Road, will close from this Monday until November 2020 to allow for works to take place on The Windsor Inn Hotel which is being undertaken by Townmore Construction at 54 and 55 MacCurtain Street.

A computer-generated view of the planned new MacCurtain Street hotel.
A computer-generated view of the planned new MacCurtain Street hotel.

In March of last year, city planners gave permission for a 73-room hotel in the Victorian Quarter.

It will see some 90-bed spaces provided once the development is completed and incorporates the partial demolition of the existing building and the construction of an eight-storey hotel with a bar facility on the ground floor with an external courtyard along with a basement level.

The development will involve the partial demolition of existing structures.

Across the road, the owners of the Metropole Trigon Hotels LTD have 10-year permission for a major overhaul to deliver up to 400 bedrooms through a refurbishment and an extension of the existing hotel.

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