Greenfield sites hardly come any better, or beguiling, than this. Seven acres of ‘farm’ land, recently shorn of its annual crop of maize, between the two main Douglas Roads in suburban Cork, within a walk of the city centre have just come up for sale as a truly prime development opportunity.
A LONG-established, family-run pub between two of Cork city’s suburban sporting heartlands, rugby at Musgrave Park and soccer at Turner’s Cross stadium, has another claim to fame – it is the closest licensed premises to the grave of Fr Theobald Mathew, the Apostle of Temperance.
Cities around the country are screaming out for housing stock. The knock-on effect is skyrocketing prices, leading to claims that it will soon be beyond the average family to afford to live in any of our cities. In fact this could well already be the case in some sectors.
AFTER an entrepreneurial career spanning 66 years, businessman Michael Bowes has decided to retire from his current employment, heading up the Fernhill Hotel, on the edge of Carrigaline and 100 metres from where the new N28 road to Ringaskiddy is set to run.
There’s a rising tide of investment and development going in around Cork harbour, and hoping to capitalise on that are the vendors of a site called Belmont Huts, back for sale with a fresh grant of planning, and at multiples of its previous sale price just over two years ago.
Munster crossroads town Mallow is on the road back to recovery, on the evidence of recent sales and deals, with a re-launched Mallow Development Partnership and the Mallow Chamber of Commerce noting ‘light at the end of the tunnel’.
DEVELOPER John Cleary hasemerged as the preferred bidder for Cork city centre’s prime Capitol cinema site on Grand Parade, and aims to build a mix of big-box retail units, aimed at the likes of Zara and Forever 21, and fourth generation offices on the site which links back to Patrick’s Street.
Billed as Cork City’s "last great retail site of note", a plot of more than half an acre on St Patrick’s St and Grand Parade — including the Capitol Cinema site and Central Shoe Stores — goes for sale next week.
A recovery in trade in one of Cork’s city centre’s under-performing streets — Academy Street — is heralded with the opening this weekend of a new restaurant, CoqBull, which replaces hospitality supremo Jay Bourke’s long-established Cafe Bar Deli.
A SERIES of deals and employment is expected to flow at the €70 million City Gate Park, built over the past 18 months in the face of international recession, and where Taoiseach Enda Kenny tomorrow officially opens the 75,000 sq ft stand-alone building bought by Dell/Quest.