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Waterford’s North Quays redevelopment submitted

Words: Roger Milne
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A planning application has been submitted for the major redevelopment of Waterford city’s North Quays, which is being backed by a Saudi Arabian company.

The €500 million development on an eight-hectare site is set to include a 15-storey hotel and conference centre, twin blocks of office space rising to seven storeys, 300 flats distributed across five residential buildings of seven to 17 storeys in height, and public open space.

As part of the deal struck between Falcon Real Estate, part of the Fawaz Alhokair Group, and Waterford City and County Council, a shopping centre will also be built about a kilometre away on Michael Street in the city centre.

“Waterford’s historical city centre is a conservation area and we have always struggled before to introduce office space there, so the North Quays allows us to create office space now,” said Niall Harrington of Fewer Harrington and Partners, who is the lead architect on the project.

The site is also set to include a transport hub catering for trains, buses, cyclists and pedestrians with a link-bridge connecting the North Quays site to the city centre.

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