22/07/2011

Plans In The Pipeline For €8 Million Maritime Research And Testing Centre

Plans have been lodged with Cork County Council by University College Cork for the construction of a Maritime Research and Testing Centre at the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork.

The proposed development, designed by Dublin-based architects McCullough Mulvin Architects includes the construction of a new vehicular access road and footpath to the site from the public road near the bridge to Rocky Island and Haulbowline Island, and the demolition of the existing disused warehouse.

The new building will comprise a single-storey, high volume marine testing facility with overall height varying from 8m to 10m and a research facility three-storeys high. Ancillary to the building are internal access roads, parking to be provided in two phases up to a total of 89 car parking and 10 bicycle parking spaces in a covered bay, a separate ESB sub station and switchroom, storage bins for materials, a pumping station, windbreak to terrace, boundary fence treatment including two gates to NMCI, one gate to access road, also panel sign at proposed new access point on Haulbowline Road, exterior lighting and hard and soft landscaping.

A full design team has been engaged. The development will measure 5,132 sq.m. and will be located on a 1.82 hectare site.

For further information: www.cisireland.com

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