With the Port of Cork set to move out of the area within the next two years, the potential is there to create a new urban area the size of Blackrock beside the city centre.
As part of early preparations for a masterplan for the area, the Port commissioned outline concept drawings based on contemporary examples in other port cities.
Everything from environmental concerns to transport options are covered in the outline concepts, which show the range of possibilities open to designers as they plan for a development that could transform the heart of Cork city. The potential of the Lee features heavily, as a possible transport option, as an amenity and possibly even as an accommodation option through the use of houseboats.
Canals, a marina and boardwalks have all worked elsewhere and could be part of the area’s future.
Port of Cork chairman John Mullins said: “Tivoli village provides Cork with a fabulous opportunity over the next decade, allied with all of the inner dockland developments.