The Presentation Congregation has been associated with the South Presentation site since the foundation by Nano Nagle in the late 18th century.
Due to changes in the role of religious orders, this historic place of great significance to the social and cultural development of Cork city, must adapt and serve new uses while retaining a respect for its original ethos and architectural heritage.
Carr Cotter & Naessens were commissioned to make an integrated development plan for this historic precinct. Development will provide a catalyst for regeneration of the South Parish area. Research and wide consultation has revealed which elements are most significant in terms of history meaning and potential for re-use. Resources can be directed appropriately and intrusive elements removed to allow renewal of the site.
The strategic proposal was developed to provide a clear framework for future development and allow new uses as may be proposed to be tested.
The main points of the strategy were:
A renovation and conservation project was carried out on the main chapel by Carr Cotter & Naessens (2009 to 2010).
Restoration of church completed 2011