Council to procure construction contractor for derelict site

Security fencing has been erected at the former 59 Club on Patrick Street as the council is engaging with consulting engineers regarding the procurement of a construction contractor for works. (Photo: Katie Glavin)

Long-awaited action is being taken on the former ‘The Sessions’ 59 Club on Fermoy’s Patrick Street with Cork County Council engaging with consulting engineers to procure a construction contractor for the works.

For some time now, the building and a section of the footpath in front of it have been cordoned off with orange barriers. It is understood that the property has been on the Derelict Sites Register for over 17 years.

Notices were erected on the windows of the site by Cork County Council in September 2022, advising the property owner that the site was a ‘dangerous structure’ within the meaning of Section 2 of the Local Government (Sanitary Services) Act 1964 and directing that works needed to be carried out to the building ‘in the interests of safety of members of the public’.

This week, a Cork County Council spokesperson sconfirmed their engagement with consulting engineers regarding the procurement of a construction contractor.

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