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Planning Greenlight for 25-Storey Cork Apartment Tower

Planning Greenlight for 25-Storey Cork Apartment Tower

JCD Groups 25-Storey Apartment Tower, located on the former Sextant Bar Site on Albert’s Quay has returned with a Greenlight from the Planning Authority.

An Bord Pleanála announced the decision yesterday following a comprehensive SHD (strategic housing development) application by Coakley O’Neill – which included G-Net 3D’s Verified View Montages and CGI – to help planners visualise the scale and impact of the tower on Cork’s skyline.

The Sextant Site Development is the second apartment tower to gain planning permission in Cork, with the 17-storey ‘Railway Gardens’, receiving the go ahead in December 2019, and which the team here at G-Net 3D also worked on.

The substaintial development by JCD is the beginning of a large push into the Cork Docklands. The site will encompass 201 luxury apartments: 95 one-beds, 102 two-beds & 4 four-beds. In addition, the scheme will contain a 25th Floor residents lounge in the main tower, underground parking with electric car charging points, an internal public plaza, public café, a gym, restaurant and finally a roof top garden area for residents to enjoy.

John Cleary of JCD stated, “I would like to thank our design team who have worked very hard on what we believe is an extremely high-guality design and is appropriate for this very important site and look forward to progressing the project”.

In addition to the selection of Verified View Montages and CGI the team produced, we also created a full animation below.

Congratulations to the full project team below:

Project Details:

Title: 25 Storey Built-to-Rent Apartment Scheme.

Project Type: Residential Apartments.

Project Stage: Planning Submitted.

Location: Former Sextant Site and Carey Tools Hire, Cork-Blackrock Railway Terminus Building.

Project Team:

Developer: John Cleary Developments (JCD): 

As one of Ireland’s leading developers, JCD focus on Grade A Office, Healthcare, Retail, Industrial/Logistics and Data Centre property.

JCD has an unrivalled track record in delivering large-scale development projects from site acquisition, project design and planning approval through to project construction and property management. Having completed its first commercial development in Cork over 23 years ago, the Company has since financed, developed, and continues to manage over 1.6 million square feet of commercial property in Ireland.

Architects: Henry J Lyons:

Henry J Lyons is recognised as one of Ireland’s leading architectural practices. With expertise in architecture, interior design, master planning and heritage projects and bringing over 100 years of experience, we design and deliver innovative, award-winning projects across multiple sectors.

Civil Engineers: Murphy Matson O’Sullivan (MMOS)

Murphy Matson O’ Sullivan work closely with clients and other design team professionals and has a wealth of knowledge gained from years of experience in the construction sector. As well as civil and structural engineering our services extend to industrial, renewable energy, office fit out and event construction. We have invested in our staff and technological resources to ensure the most up to date knowledge and software is utilised for the benefit of our clients.

Conservation Architects: JCA 

JCA is an award-winning RIAI Grade 1 Conservation Practice having developed a wide range of experience in various areas of conservation and provides an exceptionally high level of expertise within the practice. A fundamental first step is the understanding of the building. Once achieved, JCA can approach a design or intervention with confidence, based on many years of conservation experience in combination with the ethos of contemporary design that the practice is committed to. Indeed, JCA’s strength has been found to be a combination of conservation with a contemporary intervention.

CGI & Visualisation Consultants: G-Net 3D 
G-Net 3D is an award-winning CGI and Animation company with offices in the UK, Ireland and Middle East. Our services include Animations, Architectural visualisation, Planning/Photomontage Images, Product Visuals/Animation and 3D design which can facilitate the communication of designs, plans, concepts and ideas. With over 15 years of experience we have built an extensive and loyal international client list and our highly skilled team of CGI artists have worked on projects with some of the leading construction, business and architectural practices worldwide.

Planning Consultants: Coakley O’Neill

We represent a range of clients from individuals, and house owners, to engineers/project managers, architects, landowners, major companies and developers. At all times the focus is on providing a personal and professional service. Our competitively priced planning services are provided in house and supplemented where necessary through our Associates. We can also engage specialist sub-consultants for specialist inputs including architects, urban designers, environmental scientists, ecologists, engineers and solicitors. In doing so, we have extensive experience of working as lead members of multi-disciplinary project design teams, ensuring that the best results for our clients are delivered, on schedule and within budget.

Landscape Architects: Cunnane Stratton Reynolds 

Cunnane Stratton Reynolds provides town planning, landscape architecture, environmental assessment and arboriculture services to developers and the public sector throughout Ireland and the UK from our offices in Dublin, Cork and Galway.