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Penrose Dock meeting tall order

April 19, 2019

The tallest office building so far developed in Cork City, Penrose Dock next to Kent Rail Station at up to nine storeys, is setting an even more impressive record: its first core and lift shaft is up to full height, less than a year after the €125m project on the…

Construction boom in Cork as another crane joins the city skyline

March 6, 2019

One of the city’s biggest construction projects reached a significant milestone this week, four weeks ahead of schedule. The first tower crane was erected at JCD’s latest City Centre office development, Penrose Dock, yesterday and the excavation works of the almost two-acre double basement excavation phase nears completion. The project’s…

Planning permission a ‘game-changer’ for Cork quays

September 12, 2018

A major planning approval this week brings to €300m the value of development set to flow onto Cork City’s north quays, by CIÉ’s Kent railway station. Cork City Council has approved a planning application for a €125m office development, Penrose Dock on Penrose Quay, spanning 250,000 sq ft across two…

The Force is with South Mall reboot

September 6, 2018

A €1bn Texas-based cybersecurity company, Forcepoint, is to occupy two floors of Cork city centre’s new office block, 85 South Mall, intensifying the 21st-century tech corridor on the southern capital’s most traditional business, banking, commerce and services boulevard. Confirmation of Forcepoint’s commitment and set to bring 100 jobs means the…

JCD unveils a €125m office plan for Cork City Docklands

May 25, 2018

Developer JCD Group has confirmed its intention to develop 250,000 sq ft of offices at Penrose Quay in Cork City’s Docklands. Distributed across a site of 1.8 acres, the proposed Penrose Dock scheme will have the capacity to accommodate over 2,200 employees and see the delivery of two large individual…

€200m data centre set for Cork

February 5, 2018

Cork is set become a big data hub following confirmation that a €200m data centre campus will begin operations on the outskirts of the city next year. A reliable high-voltage power supply and a climate which provides free indirect air cooling helped secure the joint venture investment by US firm…

Stores in The Capitol confirmed; Oyster Tavern to reopen

March 28, 2017

Global 21st-century tech giant Facebook, along with Chinese firm Huawei and US cyber security company Alien Vault, are to keep company with a repolished Cork pearl, the 18th century-founded Oyster Tavern, as the line-up for the city centre’s €50m Capitol shops, office and bar development is confirmed. Taking on the…

450-job boost for Cork’s business boulevard with new office block

March 23, 2017

A €25 million, 450-job new South Mall office block for foreign direct investment (FDI) and IT start-up companies will be seen as a highly significant vote of confidence in Cork city centre’s traditional office and commercial heartland. Behind the move to deliver a 50,000 sq ft office block to Gold LEED…

One Albert Quay scoops Best New Development award

November 11, 2016

The Better Building Awards, organised by the Cork Business Association, reward businesses and building caretakers for protecting and enhancing the city’s streetscape. The ‘best in retail’ award went to clothing store, Superdry, for their renovation of the former Moderne store on Patrick’s Street. Keanes Jewellers also won a ‘special merit…

Latest addition to Cork city centre is simply Capitol

October 13, 2016

AS THE very last section of shiny, white Techcrete cladding panels swung into place this week on Cork City’s rapidly-emerging €50m Capitol retail and office complex, a pedestrian passerby on Grand Parade observed “ah, the last piece of the jigsaw”. “It’s a beautiful building, and it’s big improvement. It shows…