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Construction & Planning Activity – September 2018

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Construction & planning activity by sector during September 2018. The table below outlines the volumes of projects either submitted for planning, granted planning permission or commenced construction.

  Applied Granted  Commenced
Agriculture Construction 124 128 31
Commercial Construction 139 133 45
Education Construction 55 35 39
Industrial Construction 84 56 24
Medical Construction 25 20 8
Residential Construction 288 151 48
Social Construction 98 77 19

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Hotel Construction Projects

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The image below details 186 Hotel and Guesthouse Construction projects submitted for planning during 2018 year-to-date. The largest of these schemes, by build value estimate, is the 177 room Killeen Castle Development in Co. Meath which was submitted for planning in May and was subsequently granted planning permission at the end of June.

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Building Information Index – H1 2017

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Welcome to the latest volume of the Building Information Index

This volume of the Building Information Index provides insight and key analysis of activity in the construction industry for the first six months of 2017. It also provides an invaluable foresight as to what the remainder of 2017 and 2018 will bring. I hope you find it informative.

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In this volume actual activity to the end of June 2017 is compared to the same periods in 2016 and 2015. The analysis takes a close look at the construction industry broken down by region, funding source and sectors; Residential, Commercial & Retail, Medical, Education, Agriculture, Industrial and Social.

 

 


The total value of Construction Project Commencements grows by €969M (+26%) for the six months to end of June 2017

The value of construction project Commencements for the first six months of 2017 has grown by +26% when compared to the same period in 2016. This represents a continued trend of growth which is up +99% when compared to the same period in 2015. However, when broken down only three of the seven sectors examined actually registered growth. The increase is largely underpinned by the Residential sector which is up €1.14bn (+67%) followed by Agricultural (+102%) and Social (+53%). Industrial (-33%), Commercial & Retail (-4%), Educational (-12%), Medical (-10%) all recorded decreases in Commencements. On the postitive side all sectors still show an increase when compared to 2015.

Value of Applications rises

The value of construction project Applications rose by 11% to €9.69bn when compared to the first six months in 2016. This represents an increase of +27% when compared to the same period in 2015. Again this growth is driven by the Residential sector, the largest sector which is up +€1.41bn (+34%). The only other sector to show a growth is Social (+156%). The other five Commercial/Retail(-19%), Industrial(-16%), Medical(-30%), Education(-25%) and Agricultural(-14%) recorded decreases.

The Building Information Index is measured by factors that correlate with the phases in a construction project. The first is project Commencements which relate to projects that are in progress on-site and where construction activity has started. The second is Applications which are a real time barometer of sentiment in the construction sector and relate to all projects yet to be approved for planning. Thirdly we look at projects that have been granted permission. This shows projects that are further along in the cycle, and being approved, they show more short term potential in the market.

The Exo Building Development in Co. Dublin

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The Exo Building

Point Village District Centre
North Wall Quay & East Wall Road
Dublin 1
 
According to reports tenants are now being actively sought for Dublin’s tallest planned building.  Once complete the building will be 73 metres tall and will provide working space for 2000 people.
 
 
Applicant
Grant Thornton – Dublin
Paul McCann and Steve Tennant
24-26 City Quay
Dublin 2
Co.Dublin
info.@ie.gt.com
www.grantthornton.ie
Architect
Shay Cleary Architects
Shane Fitzpatrick                             
18 Palmerston Park
Rathmines
Dublin 6
01 4125090
info@sca.ie | www.sca.ie
Consulting Engineer
O’Connor Sutton Cronin
Cormac Woods
9 Prussia Street
Dublin 7
01 8682000
ocsc@ocsc.ie
www.ocsc.ie

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March 2017 – 820 Construction Projects Commence

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Analysis of Construction Projects Commenced during March 2017

  Sector   Total     Largest Project Commenced
  Agriculture   17   €2.1 M – Agricultural Development in Aglish, Co. Waterford
  Civil   11   €6.7 M – Dublin Airport Authority Extension
  Commercial 36   €39 M – Office Extension IDA Technology Park Waterford
  Education 28   €2.9 M – School Development Cosmona, Co. Galway
  Industrial 19   €11 M – Celtic Pure Factory Extension, Co. Monaghan
  Medical 11   €7.3 M – Bon Secours Care Village Extension, Co. Cork
  Residential 51   €100 M – Mixed Development in Carrigaline, Co. Cork
  Self-Build 637   450 Sq M – House & Garage Development in Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo
  Social 10   €2.2 M – Parish Church Extension in Kilternan, Co. Dublin

 

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Q1 2017 – Granted Planning Permissions by Sector

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Examination of Granted Planning Permissions by sector during Q1 2017.  

Agriculture Consruction

Agriculture – 387 Granted Projects

Decrease of 197 v’s 2016

Commercial Construction

Commercial & Retail – 486 Granted Projects

Increase of 69 v’s 2016

Schools Construction

Education – 120 Granted Projects

Increase of 2 v’s 2016

Industrial Construction

Industrial – 179 Granted Projects

Increase of 42 v’s 2016

Hospital Construction

Medical – 58 Granted Projects

Decrease of 19 v’s 2016

Residential Construction

Residential – 432 Granted Projects

Increase of 109 v’s 2016

Social Construction

Social & Community – 225 Granted Projects

Increase of 90 v’s 2016

Pre-Planning Notice – €6m Galway Racecourse Redevelopment

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Planning application for a major redevelopment at Galway Racecourse will be submitted in the coming weeks.

Build Value Estimate: €6 million

Description: A planning application for a major redevelopment at Galway Racecourse will be submitted in the coming weeks.

The board of Horse Racing Ireland is to contribute €2.1 million towards a €6 million redevelopment of the racecourse in Ballybrit.

The project involves a substantial redevelopment of the enclosure to the north of the parade ring, under the Racecourse Capital Development Scheme.

The existing Tote Ireland building, will also be demolished and replaced with a new structure incorporating a betting hall with bar and food facilities.

Galway Races

The two-storey building will feature a large, open-plan betting hall with capacity for up to 550 racegoers on the ground floor, with Tote Ireland betting counters on three sides and a large betting shop on the fourth side.

Externally, there will be 46 Tote Ireland betting windows, with the majority facing the racetrack.

A modern champagne bar will be positioned on the first floor of the new building with capacity for 450 people.

A sizeable portion of both upstairs and downstairs will be dedicated to new toilet facilities.

Construction of the new building will begin after the 2017 Summer Festival with a launch date head of the 2018 racing festival.

Applicant
Horse Racing Ireland (HRI)
Ballymany
The Curragh
Co. Kildare
045 455 455 | info@hri.ie | www.hri-ras.ie

Pre-Planning Notice – €10m Dublin Airport Terminal 1 Upgrade

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€10m Upgrade of Dublin Airport Terminal 1 Departures Floor 

Description: The departures floor in Dublin Airport’s Terminal l is to be replaced as part of the €10 million upgrade project.

Parts of the floor have been upgraded several times over the past four decades but in some areas the original tiling laid when the building opened is still in place.

Other improvements to the departures floor include new wooden and tile fascia around the walls and the removal of ticket desks to create more light and space.

Dublin Airport

The departures floor upgrade project will involve the phased temporary closure of airline check-in desks, with some check-in facilities being moved for a time to check-in area 14, which is located in the lower ground floor of T1 below the arrivals hall.

Refurbishment of the arrivals hall includes new flooring, a replacement ceiling, the removal of desks currently situated in some window areas to allow natural light in, and a new look to the front of Terminal 1. When completed, the arrivals hall will be brighter and more spacious.

All restaurants will be located in one area while services such as the tourist information office, bus, travel and the information desk will be grouped together, making the floor layout more user-friendly and intuitive for customers.

Applicant
Dublin Airport Authority plc (daa)
Dublin Airport
Co Dublin
01 8141111 | info@daa.ie | www.daa.ie

€233m Center Parcs Holiday Village Granted Planning

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Center Parcs Granted Planning Permission

Center Parcs Holiday Village

Site: Newcastle Wood, Townlands of Newcastle and Forgney, Near Ballymahon, Co. Longford

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Applied: 30th Oct 2015
Granted: 26th Feb 2016

Description: The development and use of land as a Forest Holiday Village at Newcastle Wood, Ballymahon in the townlands of Newcastle and Forgney on a site of 164 hectares. Including 470 lodges (ranging from 2- 4 bedrooms plus 1 x 5 bedroom disability accessible lodge); a 3 storey apartment building (1,938 sqm) with 30 bedrooms; central buildings (21,500 sqm) incorporating swimming pool area and facilities, external pools, rapids, flumes and water rides, sports hall, leisure activities, bowling alley, ancillary shops, food and beverage outlets, service, storage and plant areas; Aqua Sana Spa including treatment rooms (3,100 sqm); Pancake house restaurant and beach kiosk (960 sqm); Arrivals Lodge (118 sqm); Cycle Centre (187 sqm); Technical Services /Housekeeping /Ground Services building (1,545 sqm); Woodland Activity Building (187 sqm plus 15 sqm ancillary buildings); Outdoor Activity Centre (430 sqm plus 108 sqm ancillary buildings/shelters); Refurbishment and extension of Herdsman…

 

Architect
Jackson Design Associates (JDA)
Anthony Jackson
Latimer House, Latimer Way
Sherwood Energy Village, Ollerton
Nottinghamshire, NG22 9QW
United Kingdom
0044 1623 863222
mail@jacksondesign.co.uk
www.jacksondesign.co.uk

 

Consulting Engineer
Peter Brett Associates (Cambridge)
Simon Darch
Telford House
Fulbourn
Cambridge CB21 5HB
United Kingdom
+44 1223 882 000
cambridge@peterbrett.com
www.peterbrett.com
Agent
NTR Planning
Niall Roberts
Clareville House
26-27 Oxendon Street
London SW1Y 4EL
United Kindom
00442077343920
niall.roberts@ntrplanning.co.uk

 

Landscape Architect
Lanarca
Victoria Court
Holme Lane
Winthorp
Newark NG24 2NU
United Kingdom
+44 1636 707 343
www.lanarca.co.uk

 

Mech & Elec Engineer
Edmond Shipway (Mech & Elec Consultants)
Daman Ranby
2 Millenium Way West
Nottingham NG8 6AS
United Kingdom
0044 1159 75 85 95
edmond@shipway.co.uk
www.edmondshipway.co.uk
Consultant
Environmental Impact Services (EIS)
2nd Floor
The Courtyard
25 Great Strand Street
Dublin 1
01 8721530
eis@eis.ie
www.eis.ie

Applicant
Center Parcs Ireland Ltd
Arthur Cox Building
Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2

   

€1m Bunratty Folk Park Extension in Co. Clare

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€1m Bunratty Refurbishment and Extension Underway

Bunratty Folk Park Extension Refurbishment

Site: Bunratty Folk Park, Bunratty west, Co. Clare

Floor Area: 269 Sq M
Start Date: 5th January 2016
Build Value Estimate: €1 Million

Commercial Refurbishment For development consisting of: The enclosure of the existing courtyard to provide a single storey extension of the existing retail floor area, the provision of a cafe/coffee shop area, the removal of the existing entrance canopy and the construction of a new entrance lobby structure with associated signage, the formation of a staff personnel door access in the existing boundary wall at the south western corner of the existing building. The formation of 3 no. new door openings on the southern and western elevations, the construction of a new canopy to the southern elevation, the installation of planters, bollards, lighting and tactile paving to the eastern ( roadside ) elevation as well as all ancillary site works.

Applicant
Shannon Castle Banquets & Heritage Ltd
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Bunratty
Co. Clare
061 711200 | www.shannonheritage.com

Architect
O’Neill O’Malley Ltd.
John O’Malley
2nd Floor
Technology House
Galway Technology Park
091 771033 | info@onom.ie | www.onom.ie

Consulting Engineer
Tobin Consulting Engineers (Galway)
Fairgreen House
Fairgreen Road
Galway
091 565398 | galway@tobin.ie | www.tobin.ie

Contractor
Martins Construction Ltd
Martin Loughnane
Ballycarroll
Barefield
Ennis
Co. Clare
065 6829822 | info@martinsconstruction.ie | www.martinsconstruction.ie