Cork Science, Innovation and Technology Park
The vision for Cork Science and Innovation Park includes the aim to develop a park that accords with global best practice and facilitates the development of innovative processes and products. It is proposed to ultimately deliver in excess of 350,000 sq. m. of floor area over 60 ha. of land in a collaborative development involving University College Cork, Cork Institute of Technology, commercial developers, landowners and state agencies.
McCutcheon Halley has advised University College Cork and two developers on the development of proposals for the park, including making a number of submissions to the County Development Plan, Local Area Plan and the developing masterplan.
As an integral part of this process McCutcheon Halley has undertaken significant research on international best practice for the development of Science Parks. The Masterplan for the Science Park has now been adopted by Cork County Council and the next stage of the process is to move toward implementation of development proposals.
Once completed, the Science and Innovation Park will include:
- 130,000sq m of enterprise space
- 30,000sq m of research space
- A “critical hub” building to foster innovation
- A dedicated research building to foster and promote start-up companies
- A range of other specially designed offices and buildings for companies involved in hi-tech research and innovation