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  • Heineken Ireland/Bam Property Limited have received planning approval from An Bord Pleanala for a mixed use development of the 1.7973 hectares Beamish and Crawford brewery site at South Main Street, Cross’s Green, French’s Quay and Proby’s Quay, Cork.

     The proposal ranges from four to seven-storeys in height and includes for the construction of an Event Centre/Arena

    • the conservation and change of use of protected structure and the extension to same for the use, inter alia, as an eight screen cinema cinema, shops, exhibition areas, restaurants, bars, viewing gallery and artist’s studios;
    • the construction new retail and office units
    • 10 no. work/live units
    • the provision of 206 number student bed spaces in 46 number student apartments;
    • the construction of two number pedestrian bridges across the River Lee

    The total development proposed, including the retention/conservation of protected structures, measures 47,113 square metres. 

    As part of the development it is proposed to provide a ‘brewery experience’ similar to the Guinness storehouse concept in Dublin.

     The Board granted permission subject to a number of design amendments. 

     Interestingly the Board also included a condition stating that prior to the commencement of development, the developer shall appoint a qualified ecologist to examine all structures on site for any potential roosts for bats or other protected species and, if any are identified, proposals shall be agreed for the safe removal of any such roosts in accordance with the relevant regulations.  Normally a derogation licence to remove or otherwise affect a protected species should be sent to the NPWS prior to planning being received so as to allow them the opportunity to comment.

    Published on January 30, 2012 By:David Mulcahy · Filed under: Important An Bord Pleanala Decisions; Tagged as: , , , ,
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