Objection lodged to Cork's largest proposed hotel

Objection lodged to Cork's largest proposed hotel
A computer-generated image of the proposed hotel on Sullivan's Quay.

PLANS to demolish the former government building on Sullivan's Quay and replace it with a 220-bedroom hotel are on hold after an appeal was submitted to An Bord Pleanála.

The owner of a private, third-level college building adjacent to the development has objected to the sprawling development.

Deirdre Condon, who owns the Arch building on Drinan St which is home to Cork City College, claims that developer BAM has provided no information on how her premises will be impacted during the course of the building work.

Cork City Council approved revised plans for the hotel in November.

The developer had previously been granted permission for a hotel development at the same site in 2008, though the economic crash put the brakes on the project.

Plans were re-submitted in May 2017, seeking to demolish the quayside structure and replace it with office and hotel space.

BAM then changed its plans in November, increasing the number of bedrooms in the planned hotel from 193 to 220 after attracting interest from an international hotel chain.

The planning watchdog is expected to make a decision in the coming months.

The hotel development, if approved, is one of several set to revitalise the sector in Cork in the coming years.

Dalata is set to open a hotel on the nearby South Mall, while plans have been submitted for accommodation on Parnell Place. 

A number of hotel projects are included in the plans for Horgan's Quay and the docklands, too.

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