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Sunday, 20 May 2018
Concern at unprecedented growth of student housing
With demand for more of the several thousand students expected to enrol annually at Cork’s third-level colleges in the next decade to be accommodated in built-for-purpose housing, developers have responded with a raft of projects. Permission has been granted for a number of purpose-built student accommodation schemes in what Cork City Council member John Buttimer describes as a corridor from South Main St in the heart of the city to the lower gates of UCC at Western Rd. Another group of projects have been built, secured planning permission, or await approval either side of the main UCC campus, between The Lough and the Lee Fields at the Carrigrohane Road on the city’s western outskirts.