Cork Docklands Business Association
Cork Docklands Business Association will be a powerful group that will represent the area and seek to bring prominence and development to the region as well as a host of other things that are necessary and lacking in the area.
Supporting the creation of new plans for the area as well as new businesses is the key and supporting people who want to start their own businesses is another key aim of the association.
Cork Docklands are set in a beautiful location to the east of the City Centre and cover an area of 166 hectares of land on both banks of the River Lee, with 4 kilometres of waterfront. The potential to redevelop this area has been recognised since the late 1990’s which resulted in the commissioning and publication of the Cork Docklands Development Strategy in 2001. This set out a vision for the regeneration of the area into a new high density urban quarter of Cork, characterised by high quality design; residential, employment and leisure opportunities; and a superb quality of life.
The regeneration of the Docklands is a priority for Cork and Cork Docklands Business Association is now actively seeking to promote awareness in co-operation with the various stakeholders in Cork Docklands.
The vision for Cork Docklands focused on the place itself and its contribution to the wider city region. The redevelopment process aspires to create a new identity for the docklands providing:
- Places for people
- Places that are inclusive
- Places that have a mix of uses
- New places for work
- Places for learning
- New places for play
- A sustainable place – socially, economically, culturally and environmentally
In the 2001 strategy, it was announced that Cork Docklands could contribute to the growth and development of Metropolitan Cork as a location of 23,000 residents and 27,000 jobs, by helping to arrest population decline in the inner urban area; providing new opportunities for business activity, acting as a key attractor of foreign direct investment, R&D and higher order services and as a focus for culture and tourism. This is still a reality and while many elements will require change, the basis for that change is within the strategy of that time and can be enhanced to take account of the many changes that have taken place in Cork and Ireland since that time.
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We are delighted to welcome companies and people to become a Member of Cork Docklands Business Association and we would welcome your participation in this special programme with us in the promotion of Cork globally.
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