Plans to turn Cork's iconic Butter Exchange into a job creation hub – Irish Examiner

The landmark Butter Exchange building on Cork’s northside, which has lain vacant for well over a decade, is in line for a new lease of life as a job creation hub.

It follows a decision by city councillors to agree to the disposal by way of lease of the iconic building in the shadow of Shandon steeple to a group which has plans to redevelop it as an enterprise centre.

But the group, Recreate Shandon Ltd CLG, spearheaded by Sean O’Sullivan, the founder of the Seabrook Technology Group, needs to secure funding and planning permission before its vision for the building can be realised.

The city council’s head of strategic and economic development Fearghal Reidy told councillors that City Hall will work with and support the group on a funding application to Enterprise Ireland.

Planning application imminent

A planning application for the project is expected to be lodged with the city council before the end

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