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22nd December 2010: Six groups of consultants shortlisted in the Marina Park Procurement process

Six groups of multi-disciplinary consultants lead by Landscape Architecture firms have been shortlisted in the procurement process for the design of Marina Park. The groups include Landscape Architectural firms from Ireland, France, Germany and the Netherlands. These groups will be invited to interview in the New Year and to complete outline design proposals in the final stage of the procurement process.

10th December 2010: Planning Application Lodged for Events Centre on Albert Quay

A planning application has been received for the development of an Events Centre to allow for concerts, conferences, sporting and leisure events and trade shows at a site at Navigation House and the adjoining warehouse building at Albert Quay East. The proposal involes the demolition of all on site structures other than the facade of Navigation House and the adjoining warehouse building. A decision is expected in early February 2011. For further information you can search the planning file database using Ref Number 1034692 under the Planning and Development section of this website.

17th November 2010: Permission granted for redevelopment of Topaz site

 A 10 year planning permission has been granted for the redevelopment of the Topaz oil storage and distribution facility on Centre Park Road into a significant mixed use scheme to include retail, office, medical and ancillary facilities. The site is located on the southern portion of the planned Centre Park District Centre which along with its northern counterpart will form the main commerical area in the South Docks. Clarification and revisions had been sought in regard to a number of elements of the scheme, including its environmental impact statement, retail impact assessment, the quantum of office and retail floor space and design issues in order to conform with the provisions of the South Docks Local Area Plan 2008. The redevelopment of the site will see the removal of the existing Seveso use which is an important step in the redevelopment process in the South Docks.

05th October 2010: Further Information requested on Marina Commercial Park Planning Application

Further Information was requested by City Council on 05 October 2010 on the planning application submitted for the redevelopment of the Marina Commercial Park. Clarification and revisions were sought in regard to a number of elements of the scheme including its environmental impact statement, retail impact assessment, quantum of office and retail floor space as well as conservation and design issues in order to conform with the provisions of the South Docks Local Area Plan 2008.

23rd September 2010: Further Information submitted on Topaz Planning Application

Further Information has been submitted to the City Council following its initial request in May 2010. Clarification and revisions were sought at this time in regard to a number of elements of the scheme including its environmental impact statement, retail impact assessment, quantum of office and retail floor space and proposed building heights in order to conform with the provisions of the South Docks Local Area Plan 2008. The newly submitted information will be assessed by the various City Council Directorates and a decision is expected to issue in November 2010.

 

11th August 2010: Planning Application for Marina Commercial Park Lodged

A substantial planning application (Ref: T.P. 10/34546) for the redevelopment of the former Ford Factory/Marina Commercial Park site on Centre Park Road has been lodged with the City Council. The application proposes in excess of 330,000 sq.m. of floor space with 880 apartments as well as offices, an hotel, the northern section of the planned Centre Park District Centre, various community infrastructure such as a library and a cultural community centre and the redevelopment of the former Tractor Factory as the Ford Experience Visitor Centre. Further Information is available via the online search facility available on the Planning and Development Section of this website.

24th August 2010: Launch of 'Corkumnavigation' Guide'

A new guide 'Corkumnavigation' has been launched to help people explore and navigate the bridges and weirs of the River Lee. Developed by Meitheal Mara and the Cork Centre for Architectural Education with the support of the Irish Heritage Council the guide is available for free from Meitheal Mara and various site throughout the city.

18th June 2010: Procurement of Marina Park Landscape Design

Cork City Council advertised in June 2010 for a multi-disciplinary consultancy team headed by Landscape Architects and including Arts and Culture Consultants, Natural Heritage/Biodiversity Consultants, Architects and Conservation Architects, Civil, Structural, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers and Quantity Surveyors to prepare detailed designs to an international standard for Marina Park a 30 hectare city park which will consolidate and improve the existing amenity lands at the Marina and attendant lands including those accquired recently by Compulsory Purchase Order. This park will cater for the active and passive recreational needs of the new population in Docklands and the wider city–region.

Further information on the procurement process may be obtained on www.etenders.gov.ie. 

The closing date for Expressions of Interest has now passed - (03rd September 2010) . It is expected that consultants will be procured in early 2011.