Council appointed contractors on site at former 59 Club

Cork County Council have confirmed that works being carried out at the former 'The Sessions 59 Club' is being carried out by council appointed contractors. (Photo: Katie Glavin)

Works ongoing at the premises of the former ‘The Sessions’ 59 Club in Fermoy is being carried out through Cork County Council appointed contractors, the council have confirmed.

“In accordance with Notice served Cork County Council through its appointed contractors have now commenced works at 59-61 Patrick Street, Fermoy, Co. Cork,” a spokesperson informed The Avondhu.

The building, located on the main thoroughfare in the town, is understood to have been listed on the Derelict Sites Register for over 17 years and has been a point of concern for many in the town.

Last week, The Avondhu reported that scaffolding went up outside the building, with hoarding erected around the exterior on the Patrick Street footpath, while elements of the façade were also removed.

According to statutory notices erected on the building in the past year, works are to include the design and installation of permanent remedial works to the front wall of the structure.

The partial demolition of the front wall to remove the area of unstable masonry is planned, as well as the temporary support of all affected structural elements and the introduction of a new steel bressimer beam system and reconstruction of the affected parts of the front wall and other affected elements.

Works are also to be carried out to the ‘rear flat roof to the basement’. Cork County Council state that this roof structure should be ‘completely demolished’ and removed from the site for disposal.

Works to secure the rear of the building are to be carried out with regard to integrity, weatherproofing and security.