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Social Infrastructure Audit - for development at Centre Park Road ('The Former Ford Distribution Site'), Cork City December The South ...
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Table of Contents
Executive Summary

1     Introduction

2     Methodology

3     Surrounding Area

4     Site Context

5     Study Area

6     Public Transport

7     Demogrphics/ Census

8     Social Infrastructure
8.1   Education/ Training
8.2   Health
8.3   Sport and Recreation
8.4   Social/ Community/ Faith Groups
8.5   Arts and Culture
8.6   Convenience Retail
8.7   Other Services/ Facilities

9     Conclusion

10    Implementation

Appendix

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Executive Summary
                              The purpose of this Social Infrastructure Audit is to    The Survey of social infrastructure facilities identi-
                              evaluate existing facilities in the surrounding area     fied demands created by the development and
                              of ‘The Former Ford Distribution Site’ and identify      potential developments on adjacent sites for the
                              shortages and opportunities to inform the concept        following:
                              of uses for the proposed development by ‘Marina          -     Residential Amenity Areas
                              Quarter Limited’.                                        -     Creche, Montessori School
                              The report is based on a desktop study using com-        -     Community Facilities, playground
                              mon online recourses such as Google Maps and             -     Medical Uses
                              Bing Maps, relevant websites from the Department         -     Small scale retail
                              of Education and Central Statistics Office, but also     -     Café/ restaurant/ Public House
                              the Cork City Development Plan and where rele-           -     Cultural Uses, Entertainment
                              vant the expired South Docks LAP. Information has        In conjunction with Cork City Council a concept of
                              been verified and complemented by site visits.           uses, especially for ground floor and podium level,
                                                                                       was developed to cater for the needs of the future
                              The development of ‘The Former Ford Distribu-            residents.
                              tion Site’ is one of many components to change
                              the South Docklands from an industrial district to a     The biggest asset for the site is the immediate ac-
                              mixed-use urban quarter interlinked with Cork’s City     cess to high quality amenity facilities like the new
                              Centre. It will eventually provide homes for 20,000      Marina Park, the Atlantic Pond, Páirc Uí Chaoimh
                              residents and 25,000 workspaces on 130 Hectares          and Marina and Mahon walk. These are addressed
                              of land. The wider area reaching from the City           in the concept of open spaces on the site and pro-
                              Centre to the west over Ballintemple to the south        vide access, connections and passive surveillance
                              and Blackrock to the east comprises well estab-          where possible.
                              lished areas with all facilities required. Because of
                              the current industrial use of surrounding sites, the     Strategies for the provision of essential social infra-
                              provision of social infrastructure in the area of the    structure facilities, but also supplementing medical,
                              South Docks Local Area Plan is very limited and          retail, cultural and community uses should include
                              needs to be developed in tandem with residences,         a timeline that reflects growing demands with the
                              workspaces and infrastructural facilities. This report   increase of population in the area and flexibility to
                              therefore includes the assessment of planned facil-      adapt to those changes.
                              ities in the area.

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1 Introduction
                                                                                  This Social Infrastructure Audit has been prepared
                                                                                  by McCutcheon Halley, on behalf of ‘Marina
                                                                                  Quarter Limited’, to inform the master planning
                                                                                  process for ‘The Former Ford Distribution Site’ in the
                                                                                  Cork Docklands area.
                                                                                  The site falls within the wider area of ‘South Docks’
                                                                                  Local Area Plan (SDLAP), adopted by Cork City
                                                                                  Council in 2008. The LAP has expired in February
                                                                                  2017 and is currently being updated. Key principals
                                                                                  and strategies have been incorporated in the Cork
                                                                                  City Development Plan 2015-2021.
                                                                                  The purpose of this Social Infrastructure Audit
                                                                                  (SIA) is to identify existing provision of social and
                                                                                  community facilities within the following categories:

                                                                                  - Education/ Training
                                                                                  - Health
                                                                                  - Sport and Recreation
                                                                                  - Social/ Community/ Faith Groups
                                                                                  - Arts and Culture
                                                                                  - Convenience Retail
                                                                                  - Other Sevices/ Facilities

                                                                                  The SIA provides high level demographic analysis
                                                                                  of the existing and projected population profile
                                                                                  within the area of the South Docks and provides
                                                                                  an outline assessment of the capacity of existing
                                                                                  social and community facilities to meet the needs
                                                                                  resulting from the development of the Site.

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1 Introduction

                              City Centre and Docklands Zoning Objectives
                                     Cork City Development Plan 2015-2021

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2 Methodology
The SIA has been based on a desk top study and         The methodology has been based on the following
site/ area analysis of demographics and social and     approach:
community facilities with reference to the following
resources:
                                                                                                              1. Existing
• Census Boundaries and Statistics                     • Analysis of site context
                                                                                                                 Provision
• South Docks LAP 2008                                 • Defining of study area

• Cork City Development Plan 2015-2021                 • Assessment of Census Data

• GeoFindIt                                            • Projections of Future Population, based on
                                                          LAP targets and ‘The Former Ford Distribution
• Department of Education Website                         Site’ masterplan proposals
                                                                                                              2. Future
• MyPlan.ie                                            • Analysis of existing provision of social 		             Needs
                                                          infrastructure
• Google Earth Pro
                                                       • High level assessment of deficits in social
• Google Maps                                             infrastructure for the projected population, with
                                                          recommendations for what social infrastructure
• BingMaps                                                could be provided within ‘The Former Ford
                                                          Distribution Site’.
• 2016 and 2011 CSO SAPMAP
                                                                                                              3. Priorities &
• 2018 Pobal Maps                                                                                                Recommen
                                                                                                                 dation
• Walk through of Docklands and surrounding
   areas

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3 Surrounding Area
                                                       Connections have to work equally in both              500m radius and is also reflected in the zoning map
                                                       directions on multiple layers and in all scales to    of Cork City’s Development Plan. This complies with
                                                       provide benefits for the City Centre and the new      the strategy of walkable cities. Accordingly, stops
                                                       South Docks respectively.                             of the proposed Light Rail are located to the core
                                                                                                             of these Centres.
                                                       With the conversion of an industrial district
                                                       to a mixed-use urban quarter, hard and soft           The eastern Neighbourhood Centre (the Marina)
                                                       infrastructure needs to be provided in tandem         includes the northern part of ‘The Former Ford
                                                       with the development of residential units and         Distribution Site’. Therefore, this SIA is to inform
                                                       workspaces. The concept of two Neighbourhood          about demands and opportunities how this
                                                       Centres and one District Centre within the LAP-area   Neighbourhood Centre can be developed.
                                                       of the South Docks caters for demands within a

                                                                                                                             500m

                                                                               500m                    500m

The development of the South Docks will result in an
expansion of the City Centre eastwards along the
southern banks of the river Lee into Cork Harbour.
The connection between the ‘City Centre Island’
and the new urban district of the South Docklands
will define the nature of the future interaction
between both districts.

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4 Site Context
‘The Former Ford Distribution Site’ is located at
the eastern end of the South Docks. Currently the
site is adjacent to industrial and partly unused/
underutilised sites to the north west and south west.
The zoning map in the Development Plan includes a
primary and a secondary school in these locations
which will service the area in the future.

The new Marina Park is being developed to the
south east of the site. Completion is scheduled for
the end of 2020 with the new park providing high
quality amenity space for the neighbourhood and
wider area.

Páirc Uí Chaoimh is located to the west of the
proposed development and caters for sport and
cultural events of national interest.

The river frontage to the north allows great visibility
for the northern part of the site that includes a
location for a landmark building which defines
and articulates the access from the proposed new
eastern gateway bridge.

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5 Study Area
The study area includes the LAP-area of the South
Docks and adjacent built-up areas to the south.
The river Lee is a natural barrier to the north and
even if the proposed bridges are in place, apart
from transportation, very few facilities would be
easily accessible from the South Docklands. The
study area therefore only includes lands on the
south side of the river.

The study area describes what is accessible from
‘The Former Ford Distribution Site’ in a walking time
of 20 min, which is approximately 1.5 km. Several
facilities outside of that zone are also mentioned in
this SIA because they will be accessible comfortably
once the light rail/ Rapid Bus Transportation (BRT) is
in place or because these facilities do not need to                   1 km
be accessed on a daily basis.

                                                                                         2 km

                                                                                    Scale 1:20,000 @ A4

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6 Public Transport
The pattern of the existing public transport network
for the South Docks is not yet developed. This
reflects the current industrial nature of the area.
National, regional and local transportation
plans include the implementation of a Light Rail
Transportation and Rapid Bus Transportation
corridor connecting Mahan Point with Ballincollig,
servicing the Train and Bus Station, the City
Centre and the South Docks. The map below,
extracted from the draft - Cork Metropolitan Area
Transportation Strategy 2040 (CMATS) indicates the
public transportation network servicing the site and
wider city area.
The transportation strategy for the South Docks
shows in more detail how proposed routes could be
implemented and where stops could be located.

                                                                                   Traffic and Transportation in the South Docks
                                                                                              South Docks Local Area Plan, 2008

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CMATS-Draft 2040, page 68

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7 Demographics/ Census
7.1 Population                                         during the inter-censual period 2011 to 2016, the                    Total Pop-   Total      Popu-
                                                       combined population of the EDs stagnated. Knock-                     ulation      Population lation
                                                       rea B records a population decrease of 6%, City Hall                 2011         2016       Change
                                                       B and Mahon C also lose population by 0.8% and                                               2016
                                                       1.7% respectively. Mahon A with the greatest pop-
                                                                                                              Knockrea B         1,114        1047    -6.01%
                                                       ulation of 5,066 persons compensates for the other
                                                                                                              City Hall B        1,201       1,191    -0.83%
                                                       EDs as it records a population increase of 2.74%.
                                                                                                              Knockrea A         1,472       1,476     0.27%
                                                                                                              Mahon C            3,330       3,272    -1.74%
                 1                 5                                                                          Mahon A            4,931       5,066     2.74%
          2                                                  1     Knockrea B        17041
                3          4
                                                                                                              ED total          12,048      12,052     0.03%
                                                             2     City Hall B		     17018
                                                                                                              Cork City        119,230     125,657     5.39%
                                                             3     Knockrea A        17040                    State          4,588,252    4,757,976      4%

                                                             4     Mahon C		         17044

                                                             5     Mahon A		         17942
                                                                                                                                              Census 2016

Census analysis is based on 5 Electoral Districts
(EDs). Knockrea B includes the site, however 4 EDs
marginally intersect the area of the LAP and are
therefore included. They are City Hall B, Knockrea
A, Mahon C and Mahon A. As they are adjacent
to the wider site area, the analysis of the combined
EDs facilitates a more comprehensive research of
the social infrastructure available.
Census 2016 figures show the population totals
12,052 persons in the five ED within the study area.
While the Cork City population increased by 5.4%

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7.2 Age Profile

The age profile of the Eds indicates that the cohort
of persons age 65+ is 1.5% higher than the City av-
erage and 3.8% higher than the State average. The
trend of an ageing population is however contra-
vened by the presence of a higher than City av-
erage for all cohorts aged less than 18, indicating
that a population shift is taking place with families
moving into the area. The cohort of 0-4 year olds is
1% higher than the City, the cohort of children of
primary age is 1.75% higher, the post primary age
group is 1% higher than the City average. All cate-
gories fall behind the State averages by between                           age 0-4   age 5-11   age 12-18 age 19-34 age 35-64 age 65+       total
1% and 2%.
                                                        Knockrea B         56        88         115       198       430         160         1047
                                                        City Hall B        58        35         58        458       433         149         1191
                                                        Knockrea A         107       142        97        361       556         213         1476
                                                        Mahon C            166       240        243       597       1,211       815         3272
                                                        Mahon A            334       493        414       1,058     2,032       735         5066

                                                        ED total           721       998        927       2672      4662        2072        12052
                                                        as percentage of
                                                                           5.98%     8.28%      7.69%     22.17%    38.68%      17.19%
                                                        total population
                                                        Cork City          6,305     8,270      8,661     37,932    44,762      19,727      125,657
                                                        as percentage of
                                                                           5.02%     6.58%      6.89%     30.19%    35.62%      15.70%
                                                        total population
                                                        State              331,515   484,368    435,913   990,618   1,877,995   637,567     4,588,252
                                                        as percentage of
                                                                           6.97%     10.18%     9.16%     20.82%    39.47%      13.40%
                                                        total population

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7 Demographics/ Census
7.3 Average Household Size

The average household size records discrepancies
between the different EDs. The average household
size of 2.9 for Knockrea B falls to 2.2 for City Hall B.
Overall the combined figure for the 5 EDs is 2.6 per-
sons per household, which is slightly below the State
average of 2.7 and slightly above the Cork City av-
erage of 2.5.

                House-       Persons       Average
                holds                      House-
                                           hold Size
 Knockrea B     359          1,031         2.9
 City Hall B    559          1,245         2.2
 Knockrea A     558          1,452         2.6
 Mahon C        1,257        3,239         2.6
 Mahon A        1,870        4,983         2.7

 ED total       4603         11,950        2.6
 Cork City      49,411       120,980       2.5
 State          1,702,289    4,676,648     2.7

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7.4 Development Capacity/
    Site Capacity

‘As part of the preparation of the CDDS in 2001, a    Existing development densities existing through          of any buildings that will remain in–situ. It is also the
capacity analysis exercise was undertaken to in-      the City and in the South Docks area are gener-          case that the considerable investment in enabling
form the development potential of the South and       ally considered low in comparison to recent Irish        infrastructure cannot be justified if existing densities
North Docks. A more detailed analysis undertaken      dockland developments, including those in Dub-           prevail. Suburbanisation of the South Docks is to be
for this Plan, undertaken on a precinct by precinct   lin and Waterford. Given that there are relative-        avoided – the area needs to be seen as an exten-
basis indicates that, with appropriate investment,    ly few opportunities to increase the land bank for       sion of the city centre, an urban place, and this in
the South Docks area is capable of supporting a       new development in Cork City, the importance of          turn requires the flexibility afforded by a regime of
population of at least 20,000 residents and a work-   adopting higher densities for new development in         high densities.’
ing population of approximately 25,000 persons.       the South Docks is self-evident, including treatment     South Docks Local Area Plan, 2008 page 19

                                                                                                    1-Studio      1-Bed         2-Bed        3-Bed         total

                                                                                      No.           38            312           503          149           1002
                                                                                      Pers/unit     1.2           1.5           2.5          3.5
                                                                  Proposed schedule
                                                                  of accommodation
                                                                                      pers total    46            468           1257         521           2292

                                                      The proposed number of 1,002 residential units will
                                                      provide homes for an estimated figure of 2,292 fu-
                                                                                                                    2,292 residents
                                                      ture residents. The estimation is based on the no. of
                                                                                                                    (11.5 %)
                                                      persons per unit as indicated in the table above.
                                                      The capacity analysis exercise undertaken in
                                                      preparation of the South Docks LAP stated that
                                                      the South docks area is capable of supporting a
                                                      population of at least 20,000 residents. Based on
                                                      this conservative estimation the proposed scheme
                                                      would facilitate 11.5 % of the future population of
                                                      the South Dock Area.

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8 Social Infrastructure
This chapter identifies existing social infrastructure                                                                       No.      Primary School                  Students
facilities in the areas of: Residential Amenity, Crech-                                                                                                               2019/20
es and Schools, Community Facilities, Medical Uses,
                                                                                                                             1        Our Lady of Lourdes National      235
Small Scale Retail, Cafes/ Restaurants and Public
                                                                                                                                      School
Houses, Cultural and Entertainment Uses. Demands
                                                                                                                             2        St Anthony’s National School/     741
and Opportunities should be detected to inform a
                                                                                                                                      SN Naomh Antaine
concept for non-residential uses within the scheme
to fulfil the zoning of a Neighbourhood-Centre and                                                                           3        Ballintemple National School      226
                                                                                               S
provide active ground floor and podium level front-                                                                          4        Scoil Naisiunta Barra Naofa       259
                                                                                                                                      Cailini/ Beaumont Girls NS
ages.                                                                                      P
                                                                                                                             5        Scoil Barra Naofa Bhuachaili/     286
                                                                           P
                                                                                                                                      Beaumont Boys NS
                                                                                                                             6        Scoil Naomh Micheal                84
                                                                                                                             7 Scoil Ursula Primary School              145
                                                                                                                             8 Rockboro Primary School (fee              88
8.1 Education/ Training                                                                                                             paying)

                                                                                       P           proposed Primary School   9        Scoil Aisling, Special School      36
10 no. primary schools have been identified within                                                                           10       School of the Divine Child,        36
the study area. Ballintemple National School with                                                                                     Special School
                                                                                       S       proposed Secondary School
an enrolment of 222 pupils in 2018/19 is located
within the study area, in approximately 0.6 km dis-
                                                                                                                             No.      Post Primary School             Students
tance from the site. The School of the Divine Child        Seven Post Primary Schools have been identified
                                                                                                                                                                      2019/20
is situated at 0.5 km, catering for special educa-         with a combined enrolment of 3122 pupils. As chil-
tion needs. Another Special Education school (Scoil        dren of post primary school age can be expected                   1        Colaiste Daibheid                 209
Aishling) is in the study area as are three further pri-   to travel further than primary school children the ra-            2        Colaiste Chriost Ri               575
mary schools (combined enrolment of 629 pupils)            dius extends to 2.8 km from the site. Ashton School               3        Ashton School                     526
in a radius of approximately 1.3 km. The remaining         is the only post primary school within the direct                 4        Ursuline Secondary School         243
primary schools are at the fringes of the study area.      study area in 1.0 km distance from the site. Schools              5        Nagle Community School            199
When taking topography and street layout into              north of the river and within the City Centre have                6        Christ King Secondary School      825
consideration they are outside walking distance.           not been included.                                                7        Regina Mundi College              566

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                                                               1 km
                                                                                  2 km

                                                                          4 7
                                                    10
          1                                     3                     6
                                  9 3
                      8                                                                             5
              2               1                          5 4

                                        2

                  6                                                                       proposed Primary School
                                            7                                             proposed Secondary School
                                                                                          existing Primary School

                                                                                          existing Secondary School

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                                                                                       There are ten creche facilities within and proximate
                                                                                       to the site. Their location reflects neighbourhood/
                                                                                       district centres within Ballintemple, Ballinlough and
                                                                                       Blackrock. There are no creches in direct vicinity of
                                                                                       the site. The closest to ‘The Former Ford Distribution
                                                                                       Site’ are in south west direction:

                                                                                       •    Stepping Stones Preschool (0.8 km; ref. 5)
                                                                                       •    Pea Pods Childcare (1.0 km; ref. 3)
                                                                                       •    The Shalom Montessori Preschool
                                                                                            (1.4 km; ref. 4)

1      Cheeky Cherubs Early Year Schools               8       Ardenza Childcare Ltd

2      Rockboro Preschool

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                                           1
                                                                                                       9
                                                                                            8
                                                                                                           10
                                               2                            1 km
                                                           5
                                                   3
No.    Name of facility                                4
                                                                            6
1      Cheeky Cherubs Early Year Schools
2      Rockboro Preschool
                                                                                7
3      Pea Pods Childcare
4      The Shalom Montessori Preschool                                                          2 km
5      Stepping Stones Preschool
6      Step One Preschool
7      Village Montessori
8      Ardenza Childcare Ltd
9      Scoil Ursula Preschool
10     Scoil Ursula Creche

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8.2 Health

The study area has been widened to include
facilities within a larger area. Medical centres and
GP services account for seven facilities, which are
all between the 1 km and the 2 km radius. Five
pharmacies have been identified with Ballintemple
Allcare Pharmacy nearest to the site within 600
metres. South Infirmary Victoria Hospital and St
Finbarr’s Hospital are located towards the City
Centre area in less than 2 km. The Mater Private
Hospital is located to the south east in 2.8 km.

                                                       1       South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital   9   Blackrock Hall Primary Care Centre (GPs)

1      Ballintemple Allcare Pharmacy

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No.    Hospital

1      South Infirmary Victoria University Hos-
                                                  3
       pital
                                                  MC                              1
2      St Finbarr’s Hospital
No.    Medical Centre                                                             +
3      Union Quay Medical Centre
4      Ivyville Medical Centre                         +                                     1 km

5      Avonlea Medical Centre
                                                       1            5
                                                                                                        8               9 MC
6      City South GP                                       4 2      MC
                                                                                                        MC
7      Aevum Clinic                                        MC
                                                                +           +                                     5
8
9
       Dundanion Medical Centre
       Blackrock Hall Primary Care Centre
                                                                            3
                                                                                      4
                                                                                                            7
                                                                                                            MC
                                                                                                                  +
       (GPs)                                               +                          +                          2 km
No.    Pharmacy                                            2
                                                                        6
1      Ballintemple Allcare Pharmacy
                                                                     MC
2      Douglas Rd Pharmacy
3      O'Sullivan's Pharmacy Ballinlough
4      Holland's Pharmacy
5      Skehard Pharmacy

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8.3 Sport and Recreation                                 No.      Green Spaces                            16      Cork Constitution Football Club
The site is situated in close vicinity to the blue and                                                    17      Ballinlough Pitch and Putt
                                                         1        Cork - Mahon Greenway
green ways associated with the River Lee and the                                                          18      St Michael's Tennis Club
                                                         2        Shalom Park
Marina Park. It allows green infrastructure connec-                                                       19      Blackrock GAA Club and pitch
                                                         3        Ballinlough Park
tivity on the Green Way via Blackrock and Mahon                                                           20      Astro Turf Pitch
as far as Passage West. This 10 km stretch is to be      4        Beaumont Park
                                                                                                          21      Mahon Golf Course
extended as far as Crosshaven and will provide a         5        Clover Hill Park
                                                                                                          No.     Swimming Pools
future link into the City Centre following the Lee       6        Sean Cronin Park
upriver as far as Iniscarra Dam.                         7        Marina Park                             22      The Gus Healy Swimming Pool
The expanse of parkland along the Marina, includ-        8        Atlantic Pond                           No.     Playground
ing the new Marina Park (in construction) at Páirc       9        New Marina Park ( under construction)
Uí Chaoimh is of city-wide recreational value given                                                       1       Shalom Park
                                                         No.      Sports Facilities
its size and location beside the river.
Other large parks like Beaumont and Ballinlough          1        Shandon Boat Club
Park, tree lined streets and generous private amen-      2        Lee Rowing Club
ity areas compliment the green infrastructure in the     3        Páirc Uí Chaoimh
wider area.                                              4        Blackrock Rowing Club
Water based sports are within 300 metres reach of
                                                         5        Cork Boat Club
the site, with 4 rowing/boat clubs located along
                                                         6        Elite Fitness Cork
the stretch of the river as far as Blackrock.
                                                         7        Studio Fitness Cork
Several fitness and sports clubs are located in walk-
ing distance (0.5 km – 0.9 km) within the industrial     8        Miko Kickboxing Academy
area to the west of the site, including the Circus       9        Samson Martial Arts
Factory.                                                 10       The Circus Factory
Tennis, hockey, soccer and GAA are all represent-        11       The Yoga Loft
ed with respective clubs and playing pitches to-         12       Cork Strength and Performance Centre
wards the periphery of the study area. A swimming        13       Páirc Uí Rinn
pool is in 1.6 km distance, Mahon Golf Club 2.1 km
                                                         14       Ashton Hockey Club
distance in southerly direction.
                                                         15       Ballinlough Tennis Club                 8     Atlantic Pond
One playground has been identified near the City
Centre in Shalom Park, 1.4 km to the west.

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                                                                                                              2 km

                                                 1        2
                                                                               1 km
                                            7
                                        6                              8
                                                              3                                           4   5
                                   8                  9                                   7
                                            9
                   2          11       10                                                 18
                                                 12                                                  20
                       1
                                                                                               19
                              14                          13
                                                                                                                  6
                                                                  16
                                            3                              4

                                                15                     17
                                                                                                                  1
                                       22
                                                                                      5
                                                                                          21

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8.4 Social and Community Centres/                      The study area contains three community centres.          part of the Society of African Missions and functions
                                                       They are located at the periphery of the study area       as parish church for Blackrock Road parish.
    Libraries/ Faith Groups
                                                       in Ballinlough, 1.1 km to the south west and two fa-      A library is located in Douglas, outside the 2 km ra-
                                                       cilities are in Blackrock, in 1.7 km and 1.9 km dis-      dius to the south. Cork City Library on Grand Pa-
                                                       tance to the east.                                        rade is 2.4 km to the west of the site.
                                                       There is one youth facility, the Blackrock Scout Hall
                                                       in 1.7 km at the Marina in Blackrock.

                                                       Places of worship are within the Roman Catholic
                                                       parishes of Blackrock (St Michael’s Church) and
                                                       Ballinlough (Church of our Lady of Lourdes). St Jo-
                                                       seph’s SMA Church is closest to the site (700 m). It is

                                                       4       St Michael’s Church, Blackrock

                                                       3       Blackrock Scout Hall                              1      St Joseph’s SMA Church Blackrock

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                                                                                                  4 3

                                                                                                      2
                                                      1
                                                                           1 km
No.     Social and Community Centres

1       Ballinlough Community Association
                                              2   1
2       St Michael's Community Centre
3       Blackrock Scout Hall
No.     Libraries

4       Douglas Library                                                                      2 km
No.     Places of Worship
                                                  3
1       St Joseph's SMA Church Blackrock
2       Church of Our Lady of Lourdes
3       Cork Methodist Church and Ardfallen
        Centre
                                                          4
4       St Michael's Church, Blackrock

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8.5 Arts and Culture                                   The City Centre provides concert, cinema and en-
                                                       tertainment venues for all tastes. An Omniplex cine-
Large concert venues present with Páirc Uí Chao-       ma is also part of the Mahon Point shopping centre.
imh and the Marquee (on site). The Circus Factory      The location of the National Sculpture Factory is at
in 600 metres distance and the Cyclone Rep Thea-       the entrance point to the South Docks in a former
tre Company in Blackrock (2.5 km) are alternative      train station at the City Centre side.
cultural facilities.                                   In prominent location is also the former Custom’s
                                                       House and bonded warehouses on the eastern tip
                                                       of City Island. It is part of the wider harbour area
                                                       and its rich industrial heritage which extends along
                                                       the South Docks. As one of the two most important
                                                                                                                       Existing Odlums and R&H Hall buildings
                                                       Georgian dock complexes outside Dublin it is of na-
                                                       tional and international significance together with
                                                                                                                2      The Circus Factory
                                                       the former Ford Factory.
                                                       The South Docks also contains historic residen-
                                                       tial buildings and estates, especially the so called
                                                       ‘Jewtown’ at Albert Street and Victorian Terrace
                                                       buildings on Victoria Road. Villas on Blackrock Road
                                                       contrast with the smaller scale vernacular buildings
                                                       and street scapes of historic village centres in Ball-
                                                       intemple and Blackrock.
                                                       Further points of historic interest are for example
                                                       Galwey’s Dundanion Castle and Dundanion House
                                                       and Castle within Marina Park, the old Railway Sta-
                                                       tion along the Greenway in Blackrock and Black-
                                                       rock Castle and Observatory, a late 16th-century
                                                       castle trading as an educational centre for sci-         Sporting history and cultural importance especially
                                                       ence, engineering and technology. It provides a          at Páirc Uí Chaoimh and Páirc Uí Rinn is another as-
                                                       visual entrance point at the mouth of the harbour        pect of the diverse and contrasting heritage pres-
1      National Sculpture Factory                      on the east end of the estuary.                          ent in the South Docks and the wider area.

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4     Páirc Uí Chaoimh, (Concert Venue)

                                                                5        4
                                            1           4           3

                                                2           2
                                                                                                        6
                                            1
                                                    3
No.     Culture and Heritage Facilities
                                                                                     1 km
1       National Sculpture Factory
2       The Circus Factory
3       Live at the Marquee
4       Páirc Uí Chaoimh, (Concert Venue)
5       Cyclone Rep Theatre Company
No.     Built Heritage
                                                                                                                5
1       Customs House and Bonded Ware-
                                                                                                       2 km
        houses
2       Navigation House
3       Jewtown
4       Georgian Docklands
5       Former Ford Factory
6       Old Railway Station Blackrock

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8.6 Convenience Retail                                                                                       No.     Convenience Stores

The local centre in Ballintemple has two               Patrick’s Street and the wider City Centre area are   1       Centra Carry Out Limited and Food-
convenience shops within 600 metres of the site.       in 1.7 km west of the site.                                   store
Four service stations with associated convenience                                                            2       Basil
stores and one further shop on Blackrock Road are      A Sunday market takes place at the Marina in          3       Menloe Stores
within the study area.                                 Blackrock on Sundays throughout the year.             4       Marina Filling Station and O'Dono-
                                                                                                                     ghue's Shop
Three supermarkets are situated between 1.6 km                                                               5       Top Oil
and 2.2 km distance from the site.                                                                           6       Maxol
                                                                                                             7       Circle K
A shopping centre is in Mahon Point 3.3 km distance
                                                                                                             8       Aldi
to the south east. Merchant’s Quay Shopping
Centre and shopping on Oliver Plunkett and St                                                                9       SuperValu
                                                                                                             10      Aldi
                                                                                                             11      Blackrock Sunday Market
                                                                                                             12      Merchants Quay Shopping Centre
                                                                                                             13      Mahon Point Shopping Centre

12     Merchants Quay Shopping Centre                  2       Basil                                         13    Mahon Point Shopping Centre

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       12                                 1 km
City                                             9                   2 km

Centre          8         4
                                  1        3                      11
                                                     7
                                      2
                    5
                                                                    10
                              6

                                                         9
                                                                                                     13
                                                                                      Mahon
                                                                                      Point

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8.7 Other Services/ Facilities

Post Offices, Credit Unions and Banks are a vital as-
pect of Social Infrastructure. There are three Post
Offices in the study area, the closest is Ballintemple
Post Office in 600 metres distance from the site. Two
Credit Unions are located at the south west fringe
of the study area, one is in the Blackrock area in
2.1 km.
There is one bank in the area in Ballintemple (AIB
in 600 metres), however all bank branches have
premises in the City Centre area, in approximately
2 km to the west of the site.

3      Ballintemple Post Office                          5     Ballinlough Credit Union   7   AIB Ballintemple

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8 Social Infrastructure
                                        €

                                            1
                                                                 3 7
                                            €                    €€

                                                4                        1 km
                                                €
No.     Post Offices
                                                    5   2
1       An Post Ballintemple                        €   €
2       Ballinlough Post Office                                                                     €
3       Ballintemple Post Office                                                                    6
No.     Local Credit Unions                                                                2 km
4       St Paul's Garda Credit Union
5       Ballinlough Credit Union
6       St Michael's Credit Union Ltd
No.     Banks

7       AIB Ballintemple

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9 Conclusion

                                                                                   The Development of ‘The Former Ford Distribution
                                                                                   Site’ is Part of the conversion of the South Docklands
                                                                                   from an industrial estate to a mixed-use Urban
                                                                                   Quarter that will eventually provide homes for 20,000
                                                                                   residents and 25,000 workspaces on 130 Hectares of
                                                                                   land. With evolving development, required facilities
                                                                                   and infrastructure must be developed in tandem
                                                                                   with changing demands.
                                                                                   ‘It is proposed that public realm developments,
                                                                                   community          services  (including    educational
                                                                                   facilities) and quality of life infrastructure will be
                                                                                   provided in tandem with each development phase
                                                                                   in order to cater for existing and future population.’
                                                                                   (SDLAP 6.2.3 Phasing Periods)
                                                                                   ’13.81 (…) Two Neighbourhood Centres are
                                                                                   identified in the remaining hubs at Kennedy Spine
                                                                                   South (to the west) and the Marina (to the east).
                                                                                   These hubs will serve the local working and resident
                                                                                   populations and are also anchored by public

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9 Conclusion
transport stops.
13.82 In addition, two new primary schools and a
post-primary school are proposed to provide for
the educational demands of Docklands. These
have been located both for ease of access to
immediate neighbouring facilities, having access
to secure open space and to the lands at Marina
Park.’ (Cork City Development Plan 2015-2021)
The SIA is to inform and support a strategy of active                                                   8
uses within the development. Demands identified
                                                                                            9                                7
for the Neighbourhood Centre are:
-        Creche, Montessori School                        MC
                                                                        €
                                                                                                  +€€
-        Community Facilities, playground                          2
-        Medical Uses
-        Small scale retail
-
-
         Café/ restaurant/ Cooking School/ Pub
         Cultural Uses, Entertainment
                                                               +            €
                                                                                                                1 km

The size of the site requires an innovative concept                                                                                         MC
for active ground floor and podium level uses to                                MC 3
                                                                                                            4           MC
locate the development in its setting. Cultural uses               MC
                                                                        +
                                                                                €      +€                                               €
can inform and define various zones and support an
active neighbourhood and unique distinctiveness.                                                                           MC
                                                                                                                                  +
The strategy should incorporate a timeline that
reflects a change in demands with a staggered
                                                                   +                                +                  5         2 km
approach and flexibility in the layouts to allow
simple adjustments and changes. Amenity and
infrastructure facilities of regional significance such                          MC
as the new Marina Park, new Light Rail/ Bus corridor
and Páirc Uí Chaoimh are addressed accordingly
to promote active uses.

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9 Conclusion
                                            Cafe       The proposed 1,002 residential units included in
                                                       the development create a vibrancy and demand
                                                                                                                    Gym
                                                       to populate non-residential units on ground floor
                                                       and podium level. The proposed functions support
                                                       modern, convenient urban living, but they do
                                                       also have the potential to anchor the scheme in
                                                       its setting. Cafes and shops will cater for adjacent
                                                       developments and visitors of the substantial
                                                       amenity facilities in the area.

                                           Retail      The proposed community spaces and some of the
                                                       residential amenity areas could play a special role
                                                                                                                  Crèche
                                                       to create a unique distinctiveness of the place and
                                                       engage with existing cultural, recreational and
                                                       leisure facilities like the Circus Factory, the National
                                                       Sculpture Factory, Music Venues and Theatre
                                                       Groups.

                                       Medical

Massing Section - North Elevation

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9 Conclusion
                                                                                                                                   5. Pedestrian Street: Residential amenity:
                                                                                                                                   A pedestrian environment, with uses including a
                                                                                                                                   multi-purpose space, performance venue and
                                                                                                   3. Local Centre:                management suite
                                                                                                   The Local Centre hub
                                                          2. Pedestrian Street: Residential        is located beside the
                                                          amenity:                                 future LUAS stop, and
                                                          A pedestrian environment, with           it provides a childcare
                                                          uses including a childcare facil-        facility and medical
                                                          ity, gymnasium, multi-purpose            centre, as well as com-
                                                          space and management suite;              mercial uses.
                                                                                                                                                 6.        6. Cultural Amenity: The
                                                          Local Centre:
                                                                                                                              5.                           tall building and the sur-
Active frontage at Greenford, Ealing, London                                                                                                               rounding public space,
                                                                                                                                                           with views over the River
                                                                                                                                                           Lee, is a suitable envi-
                                                                                                                                                           ronment for a cultural
                                                                                                                                                           facility, which may have
Non-Residential Uses                                                                                                                                       a maritime or industrial
                                                          1. Marquee Square: Com-
                                                                                                                                                           heritage theme.
                                                          munity Resource:
 Commercial                                    2,288 m²                                              3.
                                                          A community resource
 Medical                                        484 m²    space is proposed on
                                                          Marquee Square, which                                       4.
 Creche/ Montessori                             954 m²    will be a flexible space
                                                          suitable for local commu-
 Communty Resource                              767 m²    nity groups;                        2.
 Total                                         4,493 m²

Additional Residential Amenity Spaces
                                                                                                                      4. New Square: Community
 Residential Amenity                           1,135 m²                                                               Resource:
                                                                                                                      A community resource
                                                                                                                      space is proposed on,
                                                                                      1.                              which will be a flexible
                                                                                                                      space suitable for local
                                                                                                                      community groups;                   Cultural & Community
                                                                                                                                                          Centre
                                                                                                                                                          Residential Amenity
                                                                                                                                                          Local Centre
                                                                                                                                                          Cultural Amenity

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10 Implementation
Implementation SIA                                     Implementation phases

The expired South Docks LAP from 2008 included a       The redevelopment of the South Docks requires
detailed implementation approach and elaborat-         huge commitment, both from the public and pri-
ed strategies that are still applicable.               vate sector. The scope to influence the overall de-
                                                       velopment for individual landowners or developers
The size of the South Dock development, provid-        is mainly limited to their own lands, therefore con-
ing eventually homes for 20,000 residents and an       tinuous coordination of private and public commit-
employment base for 25,000 people, leads itself to     ments to the delivery of roads, water service, port
a phased implementation to ensure the most effi-       relocation and associated infrastructure is required.
cient use of resources and the balanced incremen-
tal growth of the area. The time horizon was set out   The targeted twenty-year development period
over a twenty-year period.                             was subdivided into the following phases:

It was highlighted that significant development of     1.    Short term (year 1 – 7)
the south docks can readily begin at the eastern       Key Developments: Infrastructure, Use Relocation,
end, due to the following factors:                     Public Transport and Further Studies

-    Availability of lands for immediate 		            2.    Medium term (year 8- 14)
     development;                                      Key Developments: Residential and non-residential
                                                       uses and social infrastructure including primary and
-    No significant SEVESO restrictions apply;         secondary schools
                                                                                                               The short term phase needs to concentrate on the
-    No dependence on Port relocation.                 3.   Long term (15 – 20)                                provision of key infrastructure elements and in se-
                                                       Key Developments: Remaining residential and             quence, the development of the Eastern lands. An
All these factors are still valid and do favour the    non-residential uses                                    improved infrastructure capacity during the medi-
proposed development.                                                                                          um and long term phases will thus unlock other key
                                                                                                               parcels of land for development.
10 Implementation
                                                     Implementation strategy for the site:

                                                     In accordance with the Cork City Development
                                                     Plan and the zoning map, the development pro-
                                                     vides parts of the Neighbourhood-Centre for the
                                                     eastern part of the South Docks, which includes cul-
                                                     tural and leisure facilities, convenience retail, bars
                                                     and restaurants, gym and creche.

                                                     The provision of primary and secondary schools
                                                     was scheduled in the medium term phase, recog-
                                                     nising that relevant numbers of students will only
                                                     occur with the provision of sufficient numbers of
                                                     residencies.                                                  post-primary
                                                     In relation to the delivery of schools and other ed-            school       Site
                                                     ucational facilities, consultation between Cork City
                                                     Council and the Department of Education are
                                                     ongoing. The timing of the provision of a primary             primary
                                                     school for the South Docklands will be linked to the          school
                                                     phasing of the delivery of family sized units in the
                                                     scheme i.e. units of at least 2 bedrooms and larger.
                                                     The schools will be provided on lands zoned within
                                                     the South Docklands in consultation with the De-
                                                     partment of Education.

                                                     With further residential developments to proceed
                                                     on adjacent lands enrolment numbers will rise to
                                                     justify investment for the schools on lands within the
                                                     relevant zoning in the medium term development
Site works for Marina Park development have start-                                                            City Centre and Docklands Zoning Objectives
                                                     phase.
ed in March 2020.                                                                                                    Cork City Development Plan 2015-2021

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Appendix
A1 Education/ Training
No.      Primary School                                   Roll No.   Gender        Ethos               Students Address                               Distance
                                                                                                       2019/20                                        from site
1        Our Lady of Lourdes National School              17313P     girls                 catholic      234   Ballinlough Rd, Ballinlough             1.4 km
2        St Anthony’s National School/ SN Naomh           12203G     boys                  catholic      780   Beechwood Park, Ballinlough             1.3 km
         Antaine
3        Ballintemple National School                     15781P     mixed                 catholic      234   Crab Lane, Ballintemple                 0.6 km
4        Scoil Naisiunta Barra Naofa Cailini/ Beau-       19232C     girls                 catholic      260   Woodvale Rd, Beaumont                   1.3 km
         mont Girls NS
5        Scoil Barra Naofa Bhuachaili/ Beaumont Boys 19231A          boys                  catholic      286   Beaumont, Cork                          1.3 km
         NS
6        Scoil Naomh Micheal                              18388F     mixed         Church of Ireland     104   Church Rd, Blackrock                    1.4 km
7        Scoil Ursula Primary School                      05940D     mixed                 catholic      208   Blackrock                               1.8 km
8        Rockboro Primary School (fee paying)             n/a        mixed          multi-denomina-      88    Boreenmanna Rd, Ballintemple            1.6 km
                                                                                          tional
9        Scoil Aisling, Special School                    20331L     mixed             not stated        36    Boreenmanna Rd, Cork                    1.1 km
10       School of the Divine Child, Special School       18483W     mixed             not stated        36    Lavanagh Centre, Ballintemple           0.5 km
No.      Post Primary School                              Roll No.   Gender        Ethos               Students Address                               Distance
                                                                                                       2019/20                                        from site
1        Colaiste Daibheid                                 71124S      mixed        inter-denomina-      209   Sawmill St, Ballintemple                1.9 km
                                                                                          tional
2        Colaiste Chriost Ri                               62560O      boys                catholic      575   Capwell Rd, Turner's Cross, Cork        1.9 km
3        Ashton School                                     81008W      mixed       Church of Ireland     526   Blackrock Rd, Cork                      1.0 km
4        Ursuline Secondary School                         62650P       girls              catholic      243   Blackrock, Cork                         1.7 km
5        Nagle Community School                            71110H      mixed        inter-denomina-      199   Mahon, Blackrock                        2.8 km
                                                                                          tional
6        Christ King Secondary School                       62692I      girls              catholic      825   Half Moon Ln, South Douglas Rd, Cork    2.2 km
7        Regina Mundi College                              62691G       girls              catholic      566   Endsleigh, Douglas Rd                   1.8 km

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No.   Name of facility                    Address                                                                    Com/ Private               Distance

1     Cheeky Cherubs Early Year Schools   Cork City Council Workplace Creche, Civic Offices, Eglington Street        private                    1.7 km
2     Rockboro Preschool                  Rockboro School, Booreenmanna Rd                                           private                    1.6 km
3     Pea Pods Childcare                  Boreenmanna Rd                                                             private                    1.0 km
4     The Shalom Montessori Preschool     Ballinlough Community Centre                                               private                    1.4 km
5     Stepping Stones Preschool           Elderwood, Boreenmanna Rd                                                  private                    0.8 km
6     Step One Preschool                  Scoil Barra Naofa, Beaumont                                                private                    1.4 km
7     Village Montessori                  Skehard Rd, Blackrock                                                      private                    1.6 km
8     Ardenza Childcare Ltd               Church Rd, Blackrock                                                       private                    1.5 km
9     Scoil Ursula Preschool              Scoil Ursula, Blackrock                                                    community/voluntary        1.9 km
10    Scoil Ursula Creche                 Scoil Ursula Primary School, Blackrock                                     community/voluntary        1.9 km

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A2 Health

No.       Hospital                                               Address                                          Distance from the Site

1         South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital           Old Blackrock Rd                                 1.7 km
2         St Finbarr's Hospital                                  Douglas Rd                                       1.7 km
3         Mater Private and VHI Swiftcare Clinic                 City Gate, Mahon, Cork                           2.8 km
No.       Medical Centre

4         Union Quay Medical Centre                              Carpark, 1A Union Quay                           1.8 km
5         Ivyville Medical Centre                                1 Douglas Rd                                     1.7 km
6         Avonlea Medical Centre                                 Boreenmanna Rd                                   1.0 km
7         City South GP                                          Suite 1A, Ardfallen Medical Centre, Douglas Rd   1.8 km
8         Aevum Clinic                                           74 Skehard Rd                                    1.8 km
9         Dundanion Medical Centre                               Church Rd, Blackrock                             1.5 km
10        Blackrock Hall Primary Care Centre (GPs)               Blackrock Hall Primary Care Centre, Blackrock    2.2 km
No.       Pharmacy

1         Ballintemple Allcare Pharmacy                          1 Maryville, Ballintemple                        0.6 km
2         Douglas Rd Pharmacy                                    Ballinlough                                      1.7 km
3         O'Sullivan's Pharmacy Ballinlough                      2 Oakfield Lawn, Ballinlough                     1.1 km
4         Holland's Pharmacy                                     Churchyard Lane, Ballinlough                     1.4 km
5         Skehard Pharmacy                                       Skehard Rd, Mahon                                2.0 km
6         Phelan's Pharmacy                                      Skehard Rd, Blackrock                            2.2 km

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A3 Sport and Recreation
No.     Green Spaces

1       Cork - Mahon Greenway                   Marina Park to Mahon to Rochestown                                                       0.2 - 4.0 km
2       Shalom Park                             Marina Terrace, Ballintemple                                                             1.4 km
3       Ballinlough Park                        15-16 Boreenmanna Rd, Ballintemple                                                       0.9 km
4       Beaumont Park                           3 Upper Beaumont Dr, Beaumont                                                            1.1 km
5       Clover Hill Park                        Skehard Rd, Mahon                                                                        1.7 km
6       Sean Cronin Park                        Mahon                                                                                    2.6 km
7       Marina Park                             Blackrock                                                                                1.4 km
8       Atlantic Pond                           Ballintemple                                                                             0.6 km
9       New Marina Park ( under construction)                                                                                            0.3 km
No.     Sports Facilities

1       Shandon Boat Club and Naomhhóga         The Marina, Ballintemple                                                                 0.4 km
        Chorcaí
2       Lee Rowing Club                         The Marina, Ballintemple                                                                 0.3 km
3       Páirc Uí Chaoimh                        An Mhuiríne, Ballintemple                                                                0.3 km
4       Blackrock Rowing Club                   The Marina, Ballintemple                                                                 1.9 km
5       Cork Boat Club                          Castle Rd, Blackrock                                                                     2.0 km
6       Elite Fitness Cork                      Marina Commercial Park, G2 Centre Park Rd, Ballintemple                                  0.6 km
7       Studio Fitness Cork                     Unit G9, Marina Commercial Park, Centre Park Rd, Ballintemple                            0.5 km
8       Miko Kickboxing Academy                 Centre Park House, Centre Park Rd, Ballintemple                                          0.7 km
9       Samson Martial Arts                     Centre Park House, Centre Park Rd, Ballintemple                                          0.6 km
10      The Circus Factory                      Centre Park House, Centre Park Rd, Ballintemple                                          0.7 km
11      The Yoga Loft                           Monaghan Rd, Ballintemple                                                                0.9 km
12      Cork Strength and Performance Centre Monaghan Rd Industrial Park, 19 Monaghan Rd, Ballintemple                                   0.6 km

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13        Páirc Uí Rinn                              Boreenmanna Rd, Ballintemple                   0.9 km
14        Ashton Hockey Club                         Boreenmanna Rd, Ballintemple                   1.2 km
15        Ballinlough Tennis Club                    Ballinlough Rd, Ballintemple                   1.1 km
16        Cork Constitution Football Club            Templehill, Churchyard Ln, Ballintemple        1.1 km
17        Ballinlough Pitch and Putt                 Ballinlough, Cork                              1.1 km
18        St Michael's Tennis Club                   Church Rd, Blackrock                           1.4 km
19        Blackrock GAA Club and pitch               Church Rd, Blackrock                           1.6 km
20        Astro Turf Pitch                           Ursuline's Girls Secondary School, Blackrock   1.8 km
21        Mahon Golf Course                          Skehard Rd, Blackrock                          2.1 km
No.       Swimming Pools

22        The Gus Healy Swimming Pool                Nursery Drive , Ballinlough                    1.6 km
No.       Playground

1         Shalom Park                                Marina Terrace, Ballintemple                   1.4 km

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A4 Social and Community Centres/
   Libraries/ Faith Groups

No.     Social and Community Centres          Address                                                             Distance from Site

1       Ballinlough Community Association     12 Bluebell Rd, Inchicore, Dublin 12                                0.8km
2       St Michael's Community Centre         Davitt Rd, Goldenbridge, Drimnagh, Dublin 12                        1.9km
3       Blackrock Scout Hall                  53A Keeper Rd, Crumlin, Dublin 12                                   2.7km
No.     Libraries

4       Douglas Library                       Percy French Rd, Walkinstown, Dublin                                1.5km
No.     Places of Worship

1       St Joseph's SMA Church Blackrock      Society of African Missions, Blackrock Rd, Ballintemple             0.7 km
2       Church of Our Lady of Lourdes         Ballinlough Rd, Ballintemple                                        1.2 km
3       Cork Methodist Church and Ardfallen   Nursery Drive Ballinlough                                           1.6 km
        Centre
4       St Michael's Church, Blackrock        204 Blackrock Rd, Blackrock                                         1.6 km

A5 Arts and Culture
No.     Culture and Heritage Facilities       Address                                                             Distance from site

1       National Sculpture Factory            Albert Road, Ballintemple                                           1.6 km
2       The Circus Factory                    Centre Park Road, Ballintemple                                      0.6 km
3       Live at the Marquee                   Marquee Rd, Ballintemple                                            0 km
4       Páirc Uí Chaoimh, (Concert Venue)     An Mhuiríne, Ballintemple                                           0.5 km
5       Cyclone Rep Theatre Company           Heritage Business Park, Bessboro Rd, Blackrock                      2.5 km

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No.       Built Heritage                             Address                                                                    Distance from site

1         Customs House and Bonded Ware-             Custom House Quay, Centre, Cork                                            1.6 km
          houses
2         Navigation House                           Albert Quay, Ballintemple                                                  1.5 km
3         Jewtown                                    Albert Rd, Ballintemple                                                    1.4 km
4         Georgian Docklands                         Albert Quay, Kennedy Quay and surrounds                                    1.5 km
5         Former Ford Factory                        South Docklands                                                            0.5 km
6         Old Railway Station Blackrock              Greenway, Blackrock                                                        1.5 km

A6 Convenience Retail

No.       Convenience Stores                                          Address                                                            Distance

1         Centra Carry Out Limited and Foodstore                      2 Maryville, Ballintemple                                          0.6 km
2         Basil                                                       Ballintemple                                                       0.6 km
3         Menloe Stores                                               Blackrock Rd, Ballintemple, Blackrock                              1.2 km
4         Marina Filling Station and O'Donoghue's Shop                Victoria Rd, Monaghan Rd, Ballintemple                             1.2 km
5         Top Oil                                                     South Link Rd, Ballintemple                                        1.6 km
6         Maxol                                                       Boreenmanna Rd, Ballintemple                                       1.0 km
7         Circle K                                                    Blackrock Rd, Blackrock                                            1.4 km
8         Aldi                                                        Eglington St, Centre, Cork                                         1.6 km
9         SuperValu                                                   Scally's SuperValu, Skehard Rd, Mahon                              2.0 km
10        Aldi                                                        Blackrock Ave, Mahon                                               2.2 km
11        Blackrock Sunday Market                                     Marina, Blackrock                                                  1.7 km
12        Merchants Quay Shopping Centre                              Merchant's Quay, Patrick's St, Oliver Plunkett St. Area            1.9 km
13        Mahon Point Shopping Centre                                 Mahon                                                              3.4 km

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A7 Others

No.     Post Offices                    Address                                             Distance

1       An Post Ballintemple            Elizabeth Terrace, 17a Albert Rd, Ballintemple      1.3 km
2       Ballinlough Post Office         2 Oakfield Lawn, Ballinlough                        1.0 km
3       Ballintemple Post Office        Mathew Place, 12 Blackrock Rd, Ballintemple         0.6 km
No.     Local Credit Unions

4       St Paul's Garda Credit Union    Boreenmanna Rd, Ballintemple                        1.5 km
5       Ballinlough Credit Union        Ballinlough Rd, Ballinlough                         1.2 km
6       St Michael's Credit Union Ltd   Skehard Rd, Blackrock                               2.1 km
No.     Banks

7       AIB Ballintemple                Blackrock Rd, Ballintemple                          2.0km

SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE AUDIT                                                              McCutcheonHalley Planning Consultants   47
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