Inside the new €20m landmark office block in the heart of the city centre
A new €20m development project in Cork city centre is set to provide up to 650 jobs from construction through to completion.
Some 150 jobs will be created while the project is ongoing at Camden Place - and it is expected that 500 jobs will come on-stream while the development is complete.
The five floor finished building - which faces the Cork Opera House and Emmet Place and is adjacent to Apple’s city centre location and the popular Huguenot Quarter - will be capable of hosting 500 employees and is available to let.
The building is also adjacent to the Carrolls Quay multi-storey car park, where 100 parking spaces will be made available.
Demolition at the site will start next month and the work on the 65,000 sq ft space, incorporating the much-loved existing Venetian-style façade into a 21st century glazed exterior, is expected to take around 12 months.
Designed by award-winning Cork architecture firm Boyd Barrett Murphy-O’Connor (BBMOC), the contemporary development will lead the rejuvenation of the city’s northern quays.
Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Simon Coveney said the Camden Place redevelopment will strengthen Cork as a key location for global commerce.
“This exciting project is very welcome news for Cork city, a city which has emerged from the downturn as a global centre of commercial excellence," he said.
"It will cement the city’s position nationally and internationally as an attractive location for multinational enterprises and indigenous enterprise. Developments, like this one at Camden Place, will ensure the Cork region not only attracts but retains investment, business and jobs.”
Alan Moran, Director at CBRE, also commented: “This is a statement development for Ireland’s second city. We see the new building as being symbolic of the resurgence of the city’s quays as active centres of commerce and the ambition of people to have an excellent work/life balance.”