North Street Main

Claridge Architects Ltd were appointed in September 2017 to complete a Stage 1 design for a student accommodation led scheme and associated public realm improvements. The scheme aims to provides 330 student rooms of cluster accommodation with shared facilities and private studio apartments. At ground floor level there are generous shared communal areas for the students as well as 3950 sqft of commercial space facing onto North Main Street, a busy retail focused high street.

Located in the Cork City Centre, the site sits on an island between two branches of the River Lee only 20min walk from University of Cork City Campus making it an ideal location for student accommodation.

The bulk scale massing of the scheme is split into 3 main blocks. The three building elements lay North of Colemans lane and create three courtyards between themselves. Our process throughout has been focused around designing public realm between the buildings (the laneway and courtyards) as a tool to inform the architecture itself.

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