Planning permission has been granted by Cork City Council for a city centre office development that could see as many as 2,000 new jobs come into the heart of the second city by the end of 2015.
BAM Contractors and JCD have already worked together on the largest office development to be built in Ireland in the teeth of the recession – City Gate Park in Mahon. The complex is now home to companies such as EMC, Dell, RDJ solicitors and Fireye.
The, glass-fronted, 200,000 sq ft building will commence in just over a month. The project according to JCD and Bam, will be built to the “highest global standards with full LEED accreditation and use of the latest, efficient and sustainable technology”. The project will provide Grade A, large floor-plate office space with over 32,000 sq ft per floor.
“We are currently in negotiations with a number of potential occupiers of the new building. Cork has a great track record in attracting multinational companies and I believe that this building, which will accommodate up to 2,000 people, provides a unique opportunity to attract further investment with large floor-plate, world-class office facilities that major international and indigenous companies are looking for,” said JCD’s John Cleary.