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In this week’s roundup, we begin with discussing about the sod that has been turned for the brand new €7m Aldi store in Kanturk. The new store is one of three planned for Cork and will create up to 25 permanent jobs when it opens in the summer of 2023. Construction has begun on Percival Street, near Kanturk’s town centre, with 80 jobs being created during the build. The supermarket giants say the environmentally friendly facility will be powered by 100% renewable electricity. The 1,315sqm store will feature 103 car parking spaces and 8 bike parking spaces. The development will also include a two-storey cafe/restaurant unit facing onto Percival Street with a “high-quality public realm area.” The new access road will connect Percival Street to the new Kanturk link road and will include a dedicated cycle lane, which will improve access to the town centre and the new national school.

Computer render of the new Aldi Store for Kanturk

Read the full article by Cork Beo here at: https://www.corkbeo.ie/news/local-news/construction-work-starts-huge-7m-25134148

Continuing with works which are due to begin this week,

Works to begin on upgrade of Kilmessan water network

Work is due to begin this week on the upgrade of the water network in Kilmessan, with 600m of water mains along the main street to be upgraded. Irish Water, working in partnership with Meath County Council, is progressing the project and say it will support future economic growth and development, facilitating new housing development for Meath and Kilmessan and will also improve the capacity and performance of the existing water network. The project will involve the upgrade of over 600m of water main along main street in Kilmessan from Bective Avenue to the Credit Union/Skein Abbey. To minimise disruption and expediate the project, Irish Water says the works will be carried out using trenchless technology.

Read the full article by Meath Chronicle here at: https://www.meathchronicle.ie/2022/09/26/works-to-begin-on-upgrade-of-kilmessan-water-network/

Ambitious plans were lodged to build 98 new homes in Arklow

A planning application has been lodged for the development of 98 residential houses in Kilbride, Arklow. McGill Planning, on behalf of Certain Assets of Dawnhill & Windhill Ltd, have submitted an application to Wicklow County Council for the development. A decision is due to be made on the application by the planning authority by November 10. The proposal includes the construction of 98 residential units on a site of 5.14 hectares, which lies to the south-west of the Kilbride Industrial Estate. The residential mix will comprise of detached, semi-detached and terraced houses, including 9 no. 2 bed houses; 71 no. 3 bed houses; and 18 no. 4 bed houses. All of the residential units will have associated private open space with gardens facing north/south/east/west.

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Read the full article by Irish Independent here at: https://www.independent.ie/regionals/wicklow/news/ambitious-plans-lodged-to-build-98-new-homes-in-arklow-42021904.html

Hydrogen key element of planned Irish port

The application for the first phase of the Bremore Port project – a joint venture between the Ronan Group and Drogheda Port – includes plans for a green hydrogen plant. It is reported that the first phase of construction is expected to cost between €740 million and €860 million. With an expectation that surveying work will be completed by the second half of next year, planning permission could in place by the end of 2025. The port’s developers believe commercial activity could begin before the end of 2027, in time to service the construction of major proposed offshore windfarms nearby, including the North Irish Sea Array.

Read the full article by Construction Europe here at: https://www.construction-europe.com/news/hydrogen-key-element-of-planned-irish-port/8023701.article


And that’s a wrap for this week!


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