Final planning permission has been granted for a 246-bed hostel on Cork’s Grand Parade.
An Bord Pleanála has given the go-ahead to UK firm Westhill, through an Irish subsidiary Bluescape Limited, to redevelop the former tourist office at 40-42 Grand Parade.
The six-storey development, called Tourist House, will provide 246 hostel bed spaces in 48 rooms and will also include a ground floor bar and a rooftop terrace.
Cork City Council had already granted permission for the development with a condition that the top floor be omitted. This was despite a number of objections to the proposal.