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