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Go-ahead for Waterford city centre project

Words: Roger Milne
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Waterford City and County Council has approved a €500 million mixed-use scheme for the city’s eight-hectare North Quays Strategic Development Zone.

Work on the scheme, which is the largest in the south-east, is due to start by Christmas.

The project, by Falcon Real Estate Development Ireland, includes a sustainable transport hub and is designed to transform a historic area of quayside waterfront in the centre of Waterford city.

Proposed is a seven storey twin block comprising 15,000 square metres of prime office space to accommodate 1,100 workers, immediately adjacent to the city’s train and bus station.

Five residential buildings ranging in height from seven to 17 storeys, with 298 riverside flats and a 15-storey 200-room 4-star hotel and conference centre, are also planned.

As well as significant green public space there will be a retail, food and beverage marketplace plus a cinema and a crèche.

The scheme, known as Waterford North Quays, will benefit from a new train station and bus interchange, the South East’s 100 kilometre greenway, and a new link-bridge to Waterford city centre.

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