North Docks L.A.P. 2005

One of the primary roles of the Docklands Directorate is to spearhead the redevelopment of the North Docks Area and co-ordinate the implementation and delivery of the objectives of the North Docks Local Area Plan, 2005.

The North Docks area is within walking distance of the City Centre. It extends from Brian Boru Street in the west to Castleview Terrace (Lower) in the east and includes the railway station and surrounding lands adjacent to Horgan’s Quay, as well as residential/commercial areas along the Lower Glanmire Road. It occupies an important strategic position in the City as its re-development is crucial to unlocking the wider development strategy for Cork City Region as a whole and the Docklands in particular.

North Docks LAP 2005

The North Docks Local Area Plan, 2005 was adopted by Council on 12th December 2005. The Plan sets out proposals for the transformation of the North Docks area of the City, which has the potential to become a thriving new urban quarter, attractive for business, as well as for people to live, work and visit.

An extensive range of uses is proposed:

  • A reconfigured Kent Railway Station fronting onto the River Lee, and improvements in public transport with new and improved pedestrian routes;
  • A substantial amount of new commercial floorspace;
  • Approximately 1,500 new homes, including higher density apartments and family units concentrated on Horgan’s Quay;
  • Potential for a new national conference / events centre at Kent Station;
  • A new park with adjacent water-based activity, a continuous quayside amenity area, and new smaller public spaces;
  • An improved Lower Glanmire Road made possible by a new two-way traffic system and public realm works.

Kent Station Redevelopment
Kent Station Redevelopment

The adopted North Docks Local Area Plan is available here in pdf format.


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