Cork City Council has Granted Permission for a 145 No. bedspace student accommodation development at Farranlea Road, Cork.

Thornton O’Connor Town Planning in conjunction with Boyes Rees Architecture and Curtins Engineers are delighted to have secured such a clean permission for a professionally managed facility on a key underutilised site in the south-west of Cork City. The relatively complex site is bounded on three sides by residential development (and associated private amenity space) which therefore required an innovative design response to avoid overlooking and adversely impacting upon the residential amenity of neighbouring dwellings.

The Cork City Development Plan 2015-2021 refers to the growth in recent years of the numbers of third level students together with the planned expansion of the city’s major educational/facilities and acknowledges that there is a demand for specific residential accommodation to cater for this need. The Farranlea scheme will play a role in addressing this identified demand.