Planning application for apartments and commercial development on Corrib Great Southern site expected in spring

Demolition of the old Corrib Southern Hotel is expected to be complete within weeks, with all remnants of the iconic old building expected to be in ruins by the end of the month.

It is believed that a planning application for a large development of apartments and a retail outlet for a discount retailer on the ground floor of the site will be submitted to the planning authorities in the coming months.

The apartments will offer excellent views of Galway Bay and the Burren Hills, while the outlet will be ideally located to serve the thousands of students at the adjacent campus of Atlantic Technological University (ATU), formerly GMIT.

Demolition crews have been working on the site for several months, and the facade of what was once one of the city’s most glamorous event venues has been stripped down, leaving only the last main block to be demolished.

Fianna Fáil councilor Alan Cheevers welcomed the ongoing demolition of Corrib Great Southern, which is now in its final stages, with the main part of the hotel having been destroyed this week.

“I believe that not only the surrounding residents, but the city as a whole will welcome the demolition which will finally come to its conclusion.”

“The demolition process was expertly carried out by Ardrahan Frank Higgins Demolition as it needed to be carefully demolished inside the buildings before the main structure was dealt with,” Cllr Cheevers continued.

“Hopefully the site will be totally cleaned up in the coming weeks and we will soon see a full plan for the site from the owners in the near future.”

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