Wednesday 13 December 2017

€60m revamp of Pairc Ui Chaoimh announced

Talks around detailed developments on the Páirc Uí Chaoimh stadium in Cork worth reportedly €60m are to go ahead this week.

Cork’s City Manager Tim Lucey revealed last night that the Cork County Board is set to begin pre-planning talks for the multimillion euro refurbishment of the GAA stadium. The announcement comes days after the approval of plans for an 85-acre public park, to be located in the city’s docklands beside the stadium.

The draft masterplan for the proposed amenity, Marina Park, and GAA plans to extend and modernise Páirc Uí Chaoimh was approved following the assessment of 25 valid submissions since the plans were available for public viewing four weeks ago.

An additional seven submissions raised some concerns but the majority of the city councillors have welcomed the project, giving the plans a green light with a majority vote of 23 to five.  More detailed plans could be lodged with Cork’s City Hall before the end of the year, said Lucey.  

After securing planning permission, the project is expected to be accomplished within two years. The initiative will be welcomed in the southern county, not least with the creation for up to 300 construction jobs to help the project reach its conclusion.

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