Cork Science and Innovation Park (CSAIP) at Curraheen

The Cork Science and Innovation Park (CSAIP) at Curraheen is an ambitious long term development project which will deliver significant job creation and economic output.  This key element of infrastructure will bring together researchers, entrepreneurs, academics and technology intensive enterprises and will drive the innovation agenda regionally and nationally.

Cork County Council developed its Framework Masterplan for the CSAIP in 2011.  This document sets out the quantative and qualitative criteria for the development of the Science and Innovation Park in Curraheen.

The park is made up of six different development precincts, totalling approximately 70ha. The total quantitative allocation of development (as per the Cork County Council Framework Masterplan) is 363,320m².

The University lands (Precinct 2) are located at the south east of the park.  The overall area of UCC lands is 18.3 hectares and the quantitative allocation of development is 107,350m2.  It is proposed to develop the Precinct 2 lands on a phased basis using best international practise for the development of science and innovation parks.

It is anticipated that the design and development of Precinct 2 will ensure that CSAIP will become a strategic employment location, an educational and re-search campus environment, a place of business, a public transportation node and an amenity area.

UCC developed its Precinct 2 specific Masterplan in 2015, which supports the concepts and objectives detailed in the Cork County Council Framework Masterplan.  The Precinct 2 Masterplan will set the context for individual planning applications within the Precinct 2 development area.

Project Team

Tim Cronin - Capital Projects Officer, UCC

Design Team

Architects Reddy Architecture + Urbanism

Civil and Structural /

Mechanical and Electrical

Planning Consultant Tom Phillips & Associates

Landscape Architects

Mitchell + Associates
Quantity Surveyors Aecom


For more information please contact Tim Cronin, Capital Projects Officer UCC at

Buildings and Estates Office

Foirgnimh agus Eastáit

Western Road, Cork