Check out the Sunday Business Post – Construction Information Services (CIS) Roundup below which is a weekly look at the big building schemes going up around the country.


Construction Information Services Round-up

€120m East Road mixed use scheme in Dublin 3

Dublin contractor Glenveagh Properties has commenced works on Block 1 and Block 2 of a 554-unit apartment development at 1-4 East Road in the East Wall area of Dublin 3. The €120 million apartment scheme includes the construction of a mixed use development with a gross floor area of about 52,769 square metres, (excluding below podium parking areas), laid out in nine blocks, over two separate podiums. The blocks range in height from three to 15 storeys to accommodate 554 apartments, commercial/enterprise space, three retail units, a foodhub/café/exhibition space, a residential tenant amenity, a crèche and a men’s shed.


€27m depot, warehouse and workshops in D11

A successful tenderer has been selected for a €27 million operations depot development at the North City Operations Depot on St Margaret’s Road in Ballymun, Dublin 11. Subject to funding, the contract will be awarded in late summer of this year. The development includes the construction of a new operations depot and civic amenity site to include a four-storey office building with staff welfare and canteen facilities, a bin store, plant areas and a first floor external terrace (totalling some 4,963 square metres. The site will also include a central stores warehouse building and workshops.


€17m Westland Row college extension

Purcell Construction has begun works on a €17 million college ex-tension at Westland Row in Dublin 2. Works include a six-storey ex-tension to the Royal Irish Academy of Music and is expected to take in the region of 18 months to complete. The extension will make room for an opera studio, lecture theatre, research rooms, practice rooms, teaching rooms, a music technology hub, costume and props room, library, records room, staff room, recital hall, green room, box office and cloak room, sound and lighting room, backstage area and associated offices, waiting rooms/foyers, WCs, changing rooms, ESB, plant rooms and all associated circulation space.

Go-ahead for Phase 4 at Royal Canal Park

Developer Ballymore Group has been granted a strategic housing development application for a 435 unit residential development located at Royal Canal Park in Dublin 11. The application will act as Phase 4 of the overall project and will consist of 218 one-bed and 217 two-bed apartments.

Cairn Homes’s €13m D17 scheme underway

Cairn Homes has started works on the first phase of a €13 million housing development located at Parkside in Dublin 17. Phase 1 will comprise 48 units and the overall project will total some 96 units. Works are expected to take in the region of 24 months to complete.

BAM to build €22m N56 road scheme

Contractor Bam in Co Kildare has been appointed for the construction of the N56 Dungloe to Cloghbolie Road scheme. The €22 million scheme will include the construction of about 7.1km of standard single type 3 carriageway forming the N56 National Secondary road, one regional road totalling about 0.15km in length, and three lo-cal roads totalling some 0.2km in length, associated direct accesses and cycle-way provisions, and two structures.


* The costings on these projects are indicative and are based on a price per square metre for shell and core only.

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