Cork's largest student apartment development is granted planning permission

Cork's largest student apartment development is granted planning permission
Future Generation have been granted permission for a flagship 600-bed student apartment development at the former Coca-Cola bottling plant on the Carrigrohane Straight Road.

Plans for Cork's largest student apartment development has been granted planning permission.

London company Future Generation has plans to build a flagship, 600-bed accommodation scheme on the former Coca-Cola bottling site on the Carrigrohane Straight Road.

This week permission was granted by Cork City Council for the development.

Planning permission was in place, since 2017, to build 484 student beds, in buildings ranging from four to seven storeys. Work began to demolish the existing buildings and clear the site, but it has remained empty since then.

In February, Future Generation lodged fresh plans with City Hall, seeking the go-ahead to modify the existing permission.

The proposed modifications include increasing the number of apartments from 92 to 167, and bed spaces from 484 to 623.

The height range of the proposed buildings will increase to between six and ten storeys, from between four and seven storeys.

Last week, permission was granted for the development.

Speaking in February, Tarek Jumah, associate director, Future Generation, told The Echo: “The cola factory is our first European venture and I am excited to deliver this in time for the 2021/2022 academic term and drive Future Generation’s European expansion further.”

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