English Market redevelopment among City's €115 million redevelopment plan

English Market redevelopment among City's €115 million redevelopment plan
Cork's famous English Market: a redevelopment of the market is part of City Hall's proposal to the government under the Urban Regeneration Development Fund.Picture: Denis Minihane.

UPGRADING the English Market and Bishop Lucey Park and planning a North East Orbital Road are among a number of projects included in a €115 million development package lodged by Cork City Council with the Government.

As detailed in the Evening Echo earlier this week, City Hall’s application to the Urban Regeneration Development Fund includes:

  • Develop the Beamish and Crawford/Grand Parade Quarter including public realm works, upgrading of Bishop Lucey Park new pedestrian/cycle bridges and other supporting works including acquisition and a separate application to upgrade the English Market.
  • Continue the regeneration of Cork docklands as an urban quarter with a particular focus on the required infrastructure including the Eastern Gateway Bridge, amenity works, city quays acquisition and resolution of industrial issues.
  • Commence development of the North East Orbital Road to access residential development lands and provide dedicated public transportation infrastructure in the Ballyvolane Urban Expansion Area.

The proposed development projects will ultimately support the delivery of in excess of 10,000 homes and support a large amount of permitted and future commercial development.

Lord Mayor Cllr Mick Finn said: “Some of these projects are transformative for Cork and have been delayed to date by the absence of substantial funding opportunities.

“Urban regeneration is a must if Cork is to realise its potential, particularly as it is about to expand and double in size. This funding needs to be allocated quickly and efficiently and not be kept on the long finger.”

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