THE former CMP dairy site on the Kinsale Road is set for a significant new development to include new retail warehouse showroom, a pharmacy and a primary healthcare centre.
Watfore Ltd, the property management and development company of the site owners Dairgold, has lodged plans with Cork City council to redevelop the site.
They are seeking the go ahead for the construction of three new buildings on the key location at the corner of Kinsdale Road and the Tramore Road.
Building 1 will provide for a two-storey retail showroom for bulky goods along with a cafe/restaurant.
Building 2 will be a single storey retail warehouse made up of three separate units.
The third building will provide for medical services including a Primary Care Centre of four floors over ground floor including a pharmacy and retail/cafe use.
The overall proposed development is 15,709 square metres.
The CMP site closed in 2006 and all buildings were subsequently cleared. However, the site has remained largely vacant since then. It was used earlier this summer for the Funderland funfair.
The proposed development also includes the creation of a new site entrance from the Kinsale Road and service access at Tramore Road.
Watford Ltd also has planning permission for the complete redevelopment of the Brooks Haughton site on Cork's South Terrace. A major 240,000 square foot office building called the Trinity Quarter is planned for the site.