Launch of Urban Design Process for the Tivoli Docklands, Cork City

Launch of Urban Design Process for the Tivoli Docklands, Cork City

Tuesday 29 January 2019

Launch of Urban Design Process for the Tivoli Docklands, Cork City

The Port of Cork Company has announced the appointment of urban design specialists to prepare options for the potential development of the Tivoli Dock & Industrial Estate, in line with the Government Policy objectives set for the Docklands in the National Planning Framework – Ireland 2040.

A key component of the Port of Cork’s future strategic plan is the development of Cork Container Terminal in Ringaskiddy which will open in 2020.  This state-of-the art facility will replace the existing Container Terminal at Tivoli with a phased move of container operations to Ringaskiddy, starting in early 2020. Planning permission has already been granted for an extension of the current deep-water berth at Ringaskiddy and this could support the move of bulk cargo operations out of the South Docklands of Cork City in the future.

Working closely with Cork City Council, building on and continuing the consultative processes with the people of Cork as initiated under the City Councils Tivoli Plan process, it is hoped to bring forward potential urban design principles for Tivoli by July of this year. 

As part of this, details of a public consultation process for Tivoli will be announced in the coming weeks. The Port of Cork has also initiated consultation with its existing Port customers, many of whom have long-standing relationships with the Port and who have provided valued services and operations at the Tivoli docklands for many years.

Port Engineering Manager at the Port of Cork, Henry Kingston commented: ‘The Port of Cork Company has worked closely with the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland and has benefitted hugely from its assistance in the preparation of an urban design visioning process for Tivoli which was completed in 2017 and which has provided a platform for this next stage of design options development.’

He continued: ‘A range of Port activities are operated at Tivoli, of which the container terminal operations are a significant part.  With the moving of container operations from 2020, it is expected that all port operations at the Tivoli docklands will move to Ringaskiddy by 2025 at the latest.  It is an objective of the Port of Cork Company that the container terminal lands will then become available for development.’

The Port of Cork Company is committed to working closely with Cork City Council, Cork County Council, Port customers, and the people of Cork and with national authorities to enable and support the development of Tivoli, of the South City Docklands and of Ringaskiddy to achieve the objectives of Ireland 2040 for the betterment of Cork City and County.


For further information please contact:

Sinead Keary
Marketing Executive
Port of Cork Company
Custom House Street
T12 CY88

Tel: +353 (0) 21 4273125