Tower Holdings have stated they expect to be on-site at the Prism Building in Cork before the end of the year. The company is set to go to tender for the project within the next few weeks and is optimistic that construction could commence before the end of 2019. Talking at Southern Construct 2019, Conor Lee, Director of Operations at Tower Holdings in Ireland, outlined the New York-based company’s ambitious plans for Cork, describing the city as “a blank canvas”.
The Prism is a 15-storey office block that will be built next to the Parnell Place bus station. It will mimic the style of so-called “skinny-scrapers” that are emerging in areas like Manhattan as it is located on a site that is just 320 sq m. Planning was granted for the project in May and it will include 6,000 sq m of commercial space which, according to Mr Lee, is more suited to indigenous companies than large-scale FDI which will be prevalent elsewhere in the docklands due to the small office spaces.
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