Introduction

Boole Innovation Centre (BIC) is located in Precinct 1 of the Cork Science & Innovation Park (CSIP) at Curraheen, Co. Cork and will be the first phase of the park to commence.

The CSIP at Curraheen is an ambitious long term development project focusing on fostering a productive knowledge exchange and sustaining a broad group of professionals in the areas of research and innovation. The CSIP stakeholders include Cork County Council, University College Cork (UCC), Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), Industrial Development Authority (IDA), Enterprise Ireland (EI), Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), Department of Jobs and Enterprise (DJEI), Higher Education Authority (HEA), and the Landowners.

Alongside BIC, UCC is to develop a 45 acre land holding, within CSIP, as its Western campus. The first phase is 4,000m2 (43,000sq.ft.) and is the first Innovation and Incubation building of the development which includes a research centre, outdoor sports facilities, a new dental school and dental hospital funded by a €61m loan from the European Investment Bank.

KEY DATA

  • Phases 1 &2:  17,000 sq metres
  • Full planning permission for Phase 1 and 2 in place
  • Floor plate of 3,200 metres squared
  • Additional 10,000 m2 (107ksq.ft.) of office space plus a 140 bed Hotel and 100 apartments in phases 3 & 4
  • High quality specification throughout
  • Part of Cork Science and Innovation Park
  • 183,000 sq ft of high quality sustainable ‘Grade A’ office space
  • Designed to LEED Gold Standard
  • Surface car parks for 212 cars, including ev car charging points
  • Café in landscaped plaza.
  • Floor plates provided offer maximum flexibility with ability to accommodate larger organizations or smaller, by easy subdivision.