1,500 new homes
c.3,720sq m of commercial floor space and c.1,200 sq m of community space
there are noteworthy heritage buildings on the site relating to the historic use of the lands as part of the railway network in Ireland, including a Goods Store.
a requirement of the Masterplan was to make provision for a new access to Kent Station from the south
Architects: O'Mahony Pike
Engineers: Waterman Moylan
Images: ARC Architectural Consultants
This masterplan was prepared as part of a joint venture arrangement between Manor Park Homebuilders Ltd and CIE. This was a major development site (c.6.4ha) located on the north shore of the Cork City Docklands. It is envisaged that the overall landholding has the capacity to provide a significant portion of the planned 1,500 new homes for the North Docks Area, a substantial amount of new commercial floor space, and provide for infrastructural improvements. The site has potential to maximise the advantages of its strategic riverfront location, to become a quality residential and commercial quayside destination with associated recreational facilities and public transport links.
The masterplan prepared by Stephen Little & Associates sets out the context for the delivery of c.540 residential units, c.3,720 sq m of commercial floor space and c.1,200 sq m of community space across the first phases of development. The preparation of the masterplan and planning applications, involved the following direct input fromStephen Little & Associates: overall project management; consultation withCork City Council; submissions to the Draft Cork City Development Plan2009-2015; preparation of Environmental Impact Statements; preparation of an appeal to An Bord Pleanála.
As part of our role in this project, Stephen Little & Associates also provided ongoing advice regarding a Strategic Infrastructure Application for Kent Station, including written submissions to and pre-application consultation with An Bord Pleanála.