The search is on for Cork's best building and shop fronts. The Cork Business Association and Cork City Council have officially launched this year's Cork Better Building Awards, which are run in association with the Evening Echo and Red FM. The awards honour the best designed and best kept buildings in Cork City and suburbs and are aimed at rewarding businesses and building caretakers for their efforts to protect, enhance and improve the city's street scape. This will help enhance the public perception of the city as a vibrant and dynamic place to live, visit invest and do business in. The awards will be presented by architect Hugh Wallace from RTE'S Home of the Year, and Lord Mayor Councillor Chris O Leary at a special lunch in the five star Hayfield Manor Hotel in November.
Every Business, heritage building owner, architect, conservation project and tourism facility in the greater Cork area is invited to enter the prestigious awards. Last year's winners include Saint Finn Barre's Cathedral, Electric, the Gresham Metropole Hotel, the Cornstore, Frank Nolan Butchers, Brown Thomas, the River Lee Hotel and City Gate Park Mahon Point.
The categories for the awards are, Best in Retail, Best in Heritage & Conservation, Best in Pub Front, Best in Café / Restaurant, Best in Commercial Business Frontage ( excl retail) Best in Tourism, Arts & Accommodation, Best New Development and the peoples choice award.
To nominate a Cork Building fill out an application form on the website www.corkbusiness.ie or call 021 4278295 and we will post out an application form to you.