Sunday 30 May 2010

€60m retail park in Cork gets go-ahead

The site of a former textile factory on Cork’s north side is to be transformed into a €60 million commercial retail park that developers hope will create up to 3,000 new jobs, writes Louise Roseingrave.

The 4.5 acre site in Blackpool housed the former Sunbeam textile factory which was a major employer until it burned down in 2003.

After five-and-a-half years in the planning process, An Bord Pleanála cleared the way for what developers Rothbury Estates describe as a “transformational project” for the north side of the city to construct 430,000 sq ft of enterprise, office and retail warehousing space. The company aims to begin the two year build project by the end of 2010.

Irish Times

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