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New Flexi Workspace at Penrose Dock

December 18, 2019

Standing on the outdoor roof-top terrace of the rapidly completing 250,000 sq ft Penrose Dock office scheme on Cork’s North Quays docklands, developer John Cleary looks south over the River Lee, and then downriver, to the east. The JCD group MD says,“over there was the last 15 years….and down there…

Popular health food cafe Naturally Nourished to open in Cork City

November 28, 2019

They have been unveiled as the latest tenant of the Penrose Dock Development. Popular health food cafe Naturally Nourished are set to open a new outlet in Cork City centre after the success of their cafe in City Gate Park. The Cork company specialise in salads, healthy hot dishes, sandwiches…

€10m boost for Blarney Business Park

November 28, 2019

Investment worth a further €10m is set to flow into Cork’s Blarney Business Park, in a significant speculative drive forward by the park’s new owners, JCD Group. They pledge to invest further sums and to develop “all the land at the campus in the next two years: this investment will…

Grant Thornton to double Cork staff with new office at Penrose Dock

October 25, 2019

One of the world’s most prominent professional consultancy services is to open a new office in Cork, with the potential to more than double its workforce in the city. Grant Thornton, the world’s seventh largest professional services network, currently employs around 105 people at its two Cork offices on South…

Docklands plan to see Cork skyline hit new heights with country’s tallest building

June 27, 2019

Cork’s skyline is set to reach new heights with the country’s tallest building planned for the city’s docklands. The 25-storey tower, next to fully occupied 17-storey Elysian development, has been unveiled by developers JCD on the former Sextant bar and existing Carey Tool Hire site on Albert Quay and Albert…

Sustainability hits new South Mall office heights

May 23, 2019

The first new office building to be constructed on Cork city’s South Mall in a generation is 35% more energy efficient than comparable buildings, constructed even up to just a decade ago. That’s the achievement of 85 South Mall, a 45,000 sq ft Gold LEED office block snuck into a…

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…

Brexit fears tick property boxes

November 8, 2018

FEARS of a hard Brexit are feeding into demand for quality industrial and logistics space for firms dealing with other EU countries, it’s claimed, as a developer pledges to fully complete a largely moth-balled and part-occupied 50-acre business park, near Cork’s Blarney. The pledge comes as new jobs are already…

Work starts on latest Cork docklands project

October 13, 2018

The regeneration of Cork’s docklands has stepped up another gear with work underway on a €125m office block on the northern quays which will be able to accommodate more than 2,250 workers by mid-2020. John Cleary, the developer behind the Penrose Dock project near the train station, said he believes…