Located at the eastern end of the South Docklands in Cork, the redevelopment of the Former Ford Distribution Site creates an exemplary new urban community, adjoining the Marina Park and the cities’ planned light rail system.  The layout of this new city quarter responds strongly to its context, with three urban blocks and a series of streets and public open spaces creating a strong residential scheme, integrated with community uses.  The project, which has just been granted planning permission by An Bord Pleanala under the SHD process, comprises 1002 residential units, and c. 4,500 sq.m. of mixed uses, including a music venue, medical centre, childcare facilities, and retail facilities.