Construction work will commence on the largest office development ever built in Cork city centre at Albert Quay this summer after the final planning appeal against the €90m project was withdrawn. .

Navigation Square will be a 310,000 square foot office complex at Albert Quay East located between the Sextant and Idle Hour pubs. The development will be able to cater for 3,000 employees when fully occupied and will create 350 construction jobs.

Brian O'Callaghan of O'Callaghan Properties, who was responsible for many of Cork's most prominent developments, along with his late father Eoin who passed away earlier this year, told the Evening echo that the news is “Great for Cork and for the region”.

Mr. O’Callaghan went on to say that “Navigation Square is a flagship, ambitious development that further confirms Cork city is capable of hosting large scale multinational and indigenous investment projects. It makes a big statement for Cork and taken in conjunction with other projects developed and planned for the city, really affirms our capacity to be a viable counterbalance to the Dublin region,"

Navigation Square has been designed by architects, Henry J. Lyons, and the fourth generation offices are designed to LEED Gold energy efficiency standards.

It is certainly a very exciting time for the Cork region, with proposed office blocks along Camden Quay and the South Mall, not to mention the regeneration of the Capitol cinema. The Capitol will be accommodating global 21st-century tech giant Facebook, along with Chinese firm Huawei and US cyber security company Alien Vaul.

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