It was announced today that a €20 million office development at Camden Place will provide 150 construction jobs with up to 500 jobs coming on-stream in Cork city centre on completion.
Demolition will commence in February, with work on the 65,000 sq ft of lettable floor space expected to take 12 months.
The five floors of world-class office space will be capable of hosting 500 employees and is available to let. Camden Place faces the Cork Opera House and Emmet Place and is adjacent to Apple’s city centre location and the popular Huguenot Quarter. The building is also adjacent to the Carrolls Quay multi-storey car park, where 100 parking spaces will be made available.
Award-winning Cork architecture firm, Boyd Barrett Murphy-O’Connor (BBMOC) has designed the statement building. The contemporary development by Stone Work Properties Ltd incorporates the existing Venetian-style façade into a 21st century glazed exterior.
Welcoming the news, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Simon Coveney said the Camden Place redevelopment will strengthen Cork as a key location for global commerce.
"This exciting project is very welcome news for Cork city, a city which has emerged from the downturn as a global centre of commercial excellence," he said.
"It will cement the city’s position nationally and internationally as an attractive location for multinational enterprises and indigenous enterprise. Developments, like this one at Camden Place, will ensure the Cork region not only attracts but retains investment, business and jobs,” he added.