€50 million regeneration for derelict, historic downtown cinema in Cork, Ireland

Planners have given the green light for the €50 million regeneration of the landmark former Capitol cinema site in the heart of Cork City.

The John Cleary Developments’ (JCD) plan for the 0.63-acre site, which has lain derelict for almost a decade, is set to breathe new life into the city centre.

JCD’s plans also include the refurbishment of the Oyster Tavern; the development of a food innovation hub in the former Central Shoe Stores site in partnership with the neighbouring English Market; and the creation of a new street leading in to the market.

Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney welcomed the planning decision, describing it as one of the most significant for Cork city centre for decades.

See original article & image credit on Irish Examiner website.

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