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Contract signed for public areas of Cork Docklands

Docklands Public Realm Signing

Pictured at the signing of contracts for Public Relam design for Cork Docklands are:

Back row l/r: Cllr. John Kelleher, Chairman, Docklands Policy Committee; Deborah Hegarty, Law Agent; Joe Gavin, City Manager.

Sitting l/r: David Kirkwood, Managing Director, Mitchells & Associates; Cllr. Dara Murphy, Lord Mayor; Pat Ledwidge, Director of Services, Docklands.

On Tuesday 16th February Cork City Council signed a €900,000 contract with design consultants to prepare detailed plans for the public areas of Cork Docklands.

A consortium of consultants, headed by Mitchell + Associates Landscape Architects, will prepare designs for amenity areas along the north and south quays, the proposed District Centre Plaza on Centre Park Road, Kennedy Park and Monahan Road’s Linear Park. Specialist arts and culture advice is also being sought as part of the commission to ensure that the public spaces of the Docklands will be available for use as artistic performance space and for public art installations. 

Speaking at the signing Pat Ledwidge, Director of Services for Cork Docklands Directorate, said “The Docklands area offers an exciting opportunity to develop high quality, accessible public spaces for the people of Cork and visitors to our city to enjoy. In pressing ahead with the acquisition of design services for the public realm areas of the Docklands project, Cork City Council is reaffirming its commitment to the project”.

Dave Kirkwood, Managing Director of Mitchell + Associates added  “The Docklands is a groundbreaking development and offers a great opportunity for our Cork-based team to develop a public realm that reflects both the unique history and character of Cork, and also promotes Cork’s local, national and international standing. We are looking forward to undertaking this exciting project and to working with Cork City Council”.


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