700 Killarney job project now put on ice

4 Sep

A MASSIVE Killarney town centre retail project with the potential to create up to 700 jobs has been put on hold for at least 18 months as the dismal economic climate continues to hinder development in the county.

Development company BL Beara Ltd has been granted planning permission by An Bord Pleanála for the landmark development, which includes more than 17,000 sq metres of retail space, on the grounds of the Malton Hotel.

The approved BL Beara development will include the construction of a five-storey building creating 17,014 sq metres of retail floor space with three anchor retail units, 36 other retail units, financial service units and restaurants.

It will also feature 6,252 sq metres of new office space and a 121-bedroom extension to the Malton Hotel with a new leisure centre and banquet room.

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