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. Cork City Council recognized the potential to redevelop this area in the late 1990s 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, characterized by high quality design; residential, employment and leisure opportunities; and a superb quality of life. The regeneration of Docklands is a priority for Cork City Council and it is actively working to achieve this goal over the medium-term in co-operation with the various stakeholders in Docklands.
The vision for Cork Docklands focuses 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 and a sustainable place – socially, economically, culturally and environmentally.