It’s the largest regeneration project in Ireland.
Now the 20-year plan for Cork City Docklands has received a boost with the establishment of a dedicated office to lead the development of thousands of homes a new urban centre in one of the most promising parts of the city.
Cork City Council and The Land Development Agency have confirmed the establishment of a new Delivery Office for Cork City Docklands.
The Delivery Office will be guided by a steering group led by the CEO of Cork City Council and the CEO of the LDA and will involve a range of State Bodies and local stakeholders.
‘It will further establish Cork’s position as a major city’
More than 146ha of land will be developed over the coming two decades, accommodating a population of around 25,000 and a workforce of 29,000 along with a student population of 3,700.
“The redevelopment of the Cork City Docklands will be a project of international significance.” said An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin TD.
“This Delivery Office offers an opportunity to create a magnet for investment into Cork City. It will further establish Cork’s position as a major city and the initiative underlines this Government’s commitment to balanced regional development.
“The scale of ambition which is being shown will drive investment and leverage new opportunities for Cork.”
The Delivery Office intends to build an internationally recognised brand for the Cork City Docklands.
“This brand will act as a magnet for major inward investment projects, similar to the IFSC in Dublin, and across Europe, such as Hammarby in Stockholm, Aarhaus in Denmark, and HafenCity in Germany.” the LDA said in a statement.
Among the projects which are being examined by the partnership are developments at Marina Park, further embracing the River Lee as an amenity, and the development of a transport hub at Kent Station.
The developments will also include homes, schools, medical and social services, sports and recreation facilities, office space, pubs, bars, restaurants, hotels retail and two new bridges for the city. Sustainable development and access to public transport links will be at the heart of the project.