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. The University is a strategic partner in the development of this key element of infrastructure which will bring together researchers, entrepreneurs, academics and technology intensive enterprises which will drive the innovation agenda regionally and nationally.
UCC submitted a planning application for the development of a 4,000m2 Innovation and Incubation Building, at its lands within the zoned CSAIP on November 2015. This will be the first building on the University’s 45 acre precinct which is one of 6 precincts in the park with a total area of almost 250 acres. As part of the planning application the University has developed a Masterplan in response to the County Council's 2011 Framework Masterplan and this planning application supports the objectives detailed in the Cork County Council’s Framework Masterplan for the development of the Cork Science and Innovation Park - Cork Science and Innovation Park Framework Masterplan 2011
Niall McAuliffe - Capital Projects Officer, UCC
Architects - ABK
Civil and Structural Engineers - Punch Consulting Engineers
Mechanical and Electrical Engineers - Homan O'Brien Associates
Quantity Surveyor - Aecom
Cork County Council, UCC, CIT, IDA, EI, SFI, DJEI, HEA, Cork City Council
Niall McAuliffe, Capital Projects Officer, UCC, comments:
"This is a very exciting project as it is the University's first development on what will be the regions largest and most diverse Science and Innovation Park"
Planning permission granted on 4th March 2016.