Plans to develop an event centre on the site of the old Beamish and Crawford site has been given the green light by An Bord Pleanála.
The site of the proposed development occupies the decommissioned Beamish and Crawford Brewery located on South Main Street in the old medieval centre of Cork City.
The scheme by Scott Tallon Walker Architects has been designed along strong urban design principles of reintroducing a variety of Public Spaces and permeability to this large riverfront site. The urban design strategy unlocks the site to the public by re-opening two long extinct medieval laneways and introducing a wide variety uses to create significant street frontage activity. This will provide a much needed boost to this very historic, but long neglected quarter of the city. The centrepiece of the development will be the creation of a new formal square off South Main Street, which will provide a suitable setting for the protected Counting House structure.