Student accommodation at Beamish and Crawford site advertised for rent

Student accommodation at Beamish and Crawford site advertised for rent

Construction at the Cork event centre and student apartment complex at the former Beamish & Crawford Brewery site, South Main St. Picture: Larry Cummins

The new student apartments located at the old Beamish and Crawford site on South Main Street have been advertised for rent.

The city centre accommodation will cost students upwards of €4,000 per semester, with the first students set to move in from January.

The apartments are being advertised on the Uninest Student Residences website as well as on other rental websites such as Daft.ie.

The former Beamish and Crawford brewery site is divided into three zones. Zone A, at the northern end of the site, is where these apartments are located. 67 student apartments in four blocks have been constructed there.

Zone A also includes the planned Events Centre, which has been beset by years of delays since Taoiseach Enda Kenny turned the sod on the project in February 2016.

Following protracted wrangling over planning and funding, the project was granted planning permission last month by Cork City Council. 

Photos advertised on Daft.ie of the new student residences on the Old Beamish and Crawford site on South Main Street.
Photos advertised on Daft.ie of the new student residences on the Old Beamish and Crawford site on South Main Street.

Plans for these student units had been in the pipeline since 2010, when the initial planning application was lodged.

The rooms can be rented for four months from January, or the equivalent of 18 weeks, which would take students to the end of the second term. Otherwise, students can book in for the entire 2020-2021 academic year.

The cheapest room, a standard en suite, comes in at €228 per week, and features storage space, and a double bed.

These rooms are solely located on the ground floor of the building. At this price for 18 weeks of the second semester, students are looking at a bill of €4,104.

Prices range up as far as €247 per week for the premium plus ensuite room, which includes a double bed, a desk, chair and storage.

These rooms are all in five or six- bedroom apartments. €4,446 is the total cost for the 18 week semester for these rooms.

The apartments range in size from five to eight bedrooms. The kitchen and living room are shared among housemates, and are fully equipped.

Lee Point also features shared spaces including games rooms and a small gym, while there is also an individual study room on each floor.

Bills including broadband are included in the price of each room.

Student accommodation is provided in four linear blocks, with glazed link bridges joining the blocks at the upper levels.

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