Scott Tallon Walker

Cork South Docklands




Howard Holdings Plc
Circa 4.5Ha sq.m

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Scott Tallon Walker Architects have been working on the Cork South Docklands project since 2003. Representing major landowners in the area and collaborating with Cork City Council , we established the major urban design strategies of bridge locations, light rail connection, waterway ferry service and the continuous waterfront promenade back to the city centre etc.  


We lead an international team of architects and urban designers to a successful planning permission in 2008, for the proposed Cork Docklands Phase 1, the Atlantic Quarter, a prestigious and highly visible commercial and mixed-use district for Cork.  


A new waterside skyline will emerge here in an attractive composition of office, hotel and residential buildings and a major new cultural and event destination in the form of the Cork Arena combining gallery, performance, and conference and exhibition space. The project is currently on hold, awaiting the development of the adjacent swing bridge, which is part of the National Spatial Strategy for Ireland , and has received planning permission this year.