Chamber welcomes Waterford City Centre Management Plan


WaterfordCityCentreManagementPlan2013Waterford Chamber has welcomed the City Centre Management Plan launched by Waterford City Council earlier this week. The €600,000 planned investment to revitalise the city centre includes:


  • Incentives to encourage Craft Studios/Craft Shops and new businesses not currently trading in Waterford to occupy commercial premises/retail units that have been vacant over an extended period of time
  • Reduced pay and display on-street parking charges
  • Further investment in urban renewal beyond the Viking Quarter
  • KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) in the form of a ‘Health Check’ and the management process to track progress and ensure the delivery of actions.


Nick Donnelly, Waterford Chamber CEO commented, “The outputs from the City Centre Management Plan provide a platform which can drive future development and growth in our city centre. It has come at a crucial time as Waterford positions itself to compete and that every effort is made to re-establish the city centre as the main shopping centre for Waterford with complimentary leisure and cultural activities also provided.”


Waterford Chamber was one of the key stakeholders involved in developing the Plan and commenting further Nick Donnelly said, “We want to thank City Council on providing the leadership around developing this Plan, as well as the various other stakeholders. The challenge now for all of us is to deliver on the key actions within the agreed timeframe and ultimately this is how we will be judged in terms of our efforts.”


Download copies of the Plan and supporting documents via the links below.


PDF Waterford City Centre Management Plan 2013

PDF Waterford City Retail Investment Prospectus

PDF Craft Shop Scheme

PDF Shop Fit Out Grant Scheme

Waterford City, a great place to do business


Waterford, Ireland's oldest city, is located in the South East of Ireland.


The city hosts its own Airport, (Waterford Airport) providing direct flights to Birmingham and Manchester and its own Port (Port of Waterford) providing a hub for the integration of port, shipping, road and rail freight services. The M9 and N25 road network provides easy access and connectivity to the capital city Dublin and to Rosslare Europort.


Waterford City is home to multinational companies such as Genzyme, Honeywell, Bausch & Lomb and Hasbro as well as indigenous companies such as Rigney Dolphin, Eishtec, Waterford Stanley, Dawn Meats and the newly reformed Waterford Crystal. The City is also strongly represented in the business service sectors and is the retail capital of the South East, as well as having a number of award-winning hotels and restaurants.


Waterford has serviced land available including business and technology parks, warehousing land and an IDA land bank. There is also a good supply of office accommodation available and Waterford County Council has a dedicated team dealing with any planning application with job creation potential to ensure a seamless service as part of their business support package.


Waterford Institute to Technolog provides a highly skilled workforce, and the Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for ICT research and innovation which cultivates many new start-up businesses. One of Ireland’s best performing hospitals, Waterford Regional Hospital, provides clinical education and training through its link with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.


The city’s historic quarter, known as the Viking Triangle continues to be developed and a busy calendar of cultural, arts and seasonal festivals bring hundreds of thousands of national and international visitors to the city throughout the year.


Waterford hosts regular business events and conferences providing plenty of networking opportunities for businesses located here.


Waterford City welcomes all sectors of business and industry and has all the support structures in place to assist any new business considering locating here.


© Waterford Chamber of Commerce, 2013

Waterford Institute of Technology - Innovation and Research

Waterford City - The Place To Live

The Viking Triangle

viking-triangleAn Executive Summary Report for Fáilte Ireland and Waterford City Council on an implementation framework for Waterford's Viking Triangle area is now available.


The Report was produced by Locum Consulting, a specialist destination development & management service provided by Colliers International a global top three property advisory business.


Click the link below to download the document. Please note the file is large so may take a few minutes to download.


 The Viking Triangle Executive Summary Report

Waterford Airport - Going Further

Waterford Airport is a key element of the transport infrastructure in the South East of Ireland, serving passenger needs in Waterford, Wexford, Kilkenny, Tipperary and Carlow. This video is an introduction to the various services and activities centered on the Airport and its planned future development.

About Waterford City

Waterford is Ireland’s oldest city, founded by Viking raiders in AD 914. It has played a pivotal role in the economic, political and cultural life of the country and its motto Urbs Intacta (the untaken city) bears witness to the many power struggles and conflicts in which it has been embroiled through the centuries.

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