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Andrew Thomson

Laois County Council
OBFA Architects
Campion Construction
Rathdowney, Co. Laois


ROD is providing civil and structural engineering design and construction supervision services for this seven-unit development, on a greenfield site, at Mooreville, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. 

The design team included OBFA Architects and Varming Consulting Engineers (M&E).

Construction began on site in March 2023, with Campion Construction as the main contractor.


The scheme comprises three two-storey, mid-terrace units, with two individual units at either end of the terrace (one on the ground floor and one on the first floor). External staircases provide access to the first-floor units.

Off-road parking is provided to the front and rear of the units, where new road infrastructure has been put in place, and off the Mooreville Estate.

Several sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS) measures were incorporated in the design, including green areas designed for biodiversity and surface water management and a soakaway to allow surface water to infiltrate the ground on site, rather than being fed into the existing network

Services provided:

  • Civil and structural engineering design
  • Traffic and transport assessments
  • Flood risk studies
  • Sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS)
  • Building design

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