Construction Activity Update 01/4/2021

With indications that restrictions on construction will be lifted further on April 12th (albeit on a phased basis), now is the ideal time to use CIS Online to start planning for the rest of the year ahead, building a pipeline and gathering the information you need to make those all important business decisions. The number of planning applications and decisions coming through remain buoyant and there will shortly be an upswing in on-site activity.  Free Trial

In this issue of the CIS newsletter we include our Residential Restarts Dashboard, Data Centre Report, Residential & Non-Residential Dashboard 2020, Q4 2020 Construction Activity Report, trends in planning applications & decisions and some top project updates.

~Residential Restarts~ 

As it currently stands, construction will restart on a phased basis in early April. Focusing on the residential sector, CIS has identified 113 shovel ready projects comprising 1,970 units that were due to start over the period of the current lockdown and are now ready to resume. In the Eastern & Midland region there are 52 projects consisting 1281 units. Of this, Dublin accounts for 22 projects and 504 units. In the Northern & Western region there are 123 units ready to go from 16 projects with the Southern Region having 45 projects totalling 566 units. You can view the full data on our dashboard below.

Featured in the Irish Independent – Builders set to work on 2,000 homes if they get green light



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Data Centre Report

Data centres are a hot topic in Ireland at the moment so we have had look at all those that are in planning and/or have moved contract stage or are under construction since the start of 2020 in the project list which you can view here

Residential & Non Residential 2020 Dashboard


€140m redevelopment of the Custom House

An Bord Pleanála have upheld Cork City Council’s decision to granted planning permission for the €140m redevelopment of the Custom House site at, Custom House street, Cork City to provide a 240-bedroom hotel and 25 hotel serviced suites. This project will be Ireland‘s tallest building.

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£18.5m Integrated College

Plans for a new £18.5m integrated college in Newcastle, Co. Down will be recommended for approval at the Newry Mourne and Down planning committee meeting on 8th April 2021. The 10,000+ sq.m building will be set over 3 storeys.

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€7.4m Carrigaline Western Relief Road

Works are expected to commence in April 2021 on the construction of the €7.4m Carrigaline Western Relief Road. Works are expected to take in the region of 18 months to complete.

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€39m Mixed Residential/Commercial Development

Plans have been granted on a €39m Mixed Residential/Commercial Development at East Wall Road, Alfie Byrne Road, Dublin 3. The 15-storey development will measure over 17,000 sq.m. and will include a 195- bedroom hotel, 88 apartment units, office and retail units.

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Q4 2020 Construction Activity Report

This complementary report compiled by our Research & Insights teams, is a detailed analysis of activity related to Q4 2020 in comparison to Q4 2019. It is an important review in that it gives an insight into the impact of Covid lockdown in Ireland as we delve into the detail behind the full year’s activity and analyse sectoral and regional movements. We also look at the trends in planning, public sector tenders and project starts from previous years. If you have any queries or would like to learn more about our Insights offering, please email or call 01 2999 200.

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