One of the most ambitious schemes to achieve planning permission since the Irish property market's revival in 2013.
Eamonn McElduff

Eamonn McElduff

Associate
Client
Grant Thornton
Location
Howth, Co. Dublin
Value
circa €65m
Market

Summary

Roughan & O’Donovan secured planning permission for this ambitious 34,500m2 mixed-use development on the seafront in Howth, Co. Dublin.

Solution

We provided civil, structural and traffic engineering consultancy services for this scheme consisting of 50 houses and 115 apartments in 5 individual blocks varying from 3 to 6-storeys high.

The high quality residential development also accommodates a community centre, commercial units and 487 car parking spaces.

Environmental engineering services provided include:

  • Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
  • Natura Impact Statement (NIS)
  • Site specific flood risk assessment
  • Stage 2 groundwater contamination risk assessment

We also developed a new riparian strip to the ‘Bloody Stream’ running through the site.

Challenge

Developing a brownfield site with varying ground conditions, including contamination, provided the principal challenge. 

Congestion on routes to and from Howth, especially at Sutton Cross, added complexity to the project.

Services provided:

  • Planning and development
  • Environmental consulting
  • Flood risk assessment