Cork Simon seeks planning for 78 apartments to ease homeless crisis – Irish Examiner

Cork Simon Community has sought planning permission for 78 apartments in the city centre as long-term homes, according to recently filed documents.

The homeless charity wants to demolish the existing warehouse buildings at the corner of Alfred Street and Railway Street and construct a residential apartment building.

The proposed development, which would incorporate the existing former turbine house, will range in height from between one and 10 storeys, and will consist of six two-bedroom apartments, 43 one-bedroom apartments, and 29 large studio apartments.

The proposed ground floor will consist of a reception area, communal area, concierge desk and security office, kitchen, staff welfare facilities, meeting room, cafe/retail unit and a secure bicycle parking area.

The ancillary site works would include the provision of communal open space roof terraces at first and seventh floor levels, residents lounge at first floor level, landscaping, ESB substation, a generator room, an LV room, sprinkler tank room, water meter

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