€4m Office Construction Commencing – Schoolhouse Lane East Dublin 2

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Commencement Notice:  07/08/2015

Site at no.s 30 31 32 Molesworth Street
Schoolhouse Lane East
Dublin 2

Floor Area: 3744 Sq M

Overall Cost: €4m

Commencement Notice: 07/08/2015

PROTECTED STRUCTURE: Planning permission for Office Construction development at this 0.16 ha site at no’s 30, 31 to 32 Molesworth Street and Schoolhouse Lane East, Dublin 2. No’s 30, 31 and 32 are all protected structures – RPS 5264, 5265 and 5266. Number 32 Molesworth Street is a RMP (DU018-020262). The development will consist of 1,349 sq.metres of office and ancillary office space to the rear of no’s 30, 31 and 32 Molesworth Street including: No. 30: demolition of 2 storey rear office extension (annex) with thrust out lavatory above and 1 to 2 storey rear mews. No. 31: demolition of the 1 storey portion of the return and the 2 storey office mews. No. 32: demolition of 1 to 3 storey over basement office extension to the rear and the 3 storey WC extension cantilevered over the 1 storey office extension. Construction of a new infill office construction development 4 storeys in height over basement with a gross floor area of 3,744 sq. metres (including basement, plant and ESB substation).

Collen Office Construction

Collen Construction Ltd.
Riverview House
East Wall Road
Dublin 3
01 874 5411 | construction@collen.com | www.collen.com

John Spain Associates
50 Upper Mount Street
Dublin 2
Co. Dublin
01 6625803 | info@johnspainassociates.com | www.johnspainassociates.com

Green REIT Ltd
Styne House
Hatch Street Upper
Dublin 2
01 241 8400 | website@greenreitplc.com

Construction Ireland – Q2, Almost 100 Munster Construction Commencements

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Construction in Ireland – Munster Commencements

The map below shows the regional distribution of almost 100 construction commencements in Munster during Q2 of 2015.  All key sectors are highlighted by the icons on the map with the notable density of projects expected in Cork and Waterford.  The largest of these projects by value was the Westpark Development in Shannon Co. Clare, which lodged a commencement notice on the 22nd May of this year.

Construction Ireland Munster

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€1.7m St. Brendan’s National School Construction Development in Co. Kerry

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Blennerville School Construction Well Underway

Works progressing well at St. Brendan’s National School, Blennerville, Co. Kerry. Ned O’Shea & Sons Construction Ltd. started work on this towards the end of last year. Our well travelled researcher Ciara picked up some nice shots earlier today.  Nice work Ciara!

St. Brendan's National School 2

St. Brendan's National School 4

Some contact details on this project from our school construction projects database at www.buildinginfo.com

Department of Education & Skills
Portlaoise Road
Co. Offaly
057 9324300 | www.education.ie

Michael Williams Associates
Radio Kerry Centre
066 7125888 | mwa@mwa.ie | www.mwa.ie

Consultant Engineer
Malachy Walsh & Partners
The Elm Suite
Loughmore Centre
Raheen Business Park
061 480164 | limerick@mwp.ie | www.mwp.ie

Ned O’Shea & Sons Construction Ltd.
Rock Business Centre
Rock Street
066 7121240 | info@nedoshea.com | www.nedoshea.com

Building Projects Taking on Average 79 Weeks to Commence

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Today Environment Minister Alan Kelly has announced plans for a review of An Bord Pleanala. Included in the terms of reference of this review is an analysis of how the body will meet the current and future demands made of it by a growing construction industry. Welcoming this review, Tom Parlon of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has pointed out that there are significant delays in the time taken for construction projects to go from an initial planning application to starting on site. Referencing figures produced in the Building Information Index Tom points out that the lead time for commercial construction projects is currently averaging at 79 weeks.

This lead time varies significantly for different sectors within the industry, with the lead time for residential developments standing at a massive 142 weeks.

Residential Commencements

Read the full article with Tom’s view in the Irish Independent today



Q1 & Q2 Building Projects Commencements

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2014/2015 Comparative figures per sector – Q1 & Q2

The image below compares the volume of building projects commenced in the Republic of Ireland per sector in 2014 versus 2015. Overall the comparison showed a mixed set of results with increases or stability year on year for building projects in the Commercial, Education, Industrial and Medical sectors but with declines in the Agriculture, Residential and Social sectors.

Building Projects Commenced


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Over 200 €1m+ Building Projects Granted During Q2 2015

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Building Projects in all construction sectors

The image below shows the geographical distribution of 212 Building Projects in the Republic of Ireland valued in excess of €1m that received planning permissions granted during Q2 of this year.  Each of the icons on the map represents the broad sector that each project falls into.  All main construction sectors are represented including Residential, Medical, Commercial and Retail, Industrial, Civil, Education and Social. An interesting observation is the absence of high value granted permissions in counties Clare, Leitrim, Cavan and Wexford and conversely the density of projects in the greater Dublin region.

€1m Building Projects

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Building Information Ireland Team Expands

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Experienced construction research executive joins Building Information Ireland team

David Martin Building Information Ireland

We are pleased to announce that David Martin has joined the Building Information Ireland management team in the role of Operations Manager. While forming an integral part of the strategic development of the company alongside his management colleagues and board of directors, David will assume day to day responsibility for the management of the research function and IT development. David is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, graduate of University College Cork and University College Galway, and has previously worked in the construction research area in both Ireland and Scotland and is currently a Director/Owner of a successful construction research firm operating in Scotland.

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Residential Construction – €81m Residential Development in Co. Dublin

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Large Residential Construction Development at:

Dublin 15

Units: 435

Value: €81m

Commencement: 24th July 2015

Full 10 year planning permission for residential development on a site at Hollywoodrath, Hollystown, Dublin 15. The site is located on the southern side of the junction of the Ratoath Road and the R121 (Church Road), and to the north of the M2/N3 link road. The proposed development includes 435 no. dwelling units to be provided as follows: 156 no. units of house types A1 to A8 consisting of 2 storey, 4 bed semi-dretached houses ranging in size from c. 143 sq.m to 146 sq.m; 184 no. units of house tyes B1 to B9 consisting of 2storey, 3 bed semi-detached houses ranging in size from c. 125 sq.m to 127 sq.m; 31 no. units of house types C1 and C2 consisting of 2 storey, 4 bed detached houses of c.157 sq.m.; 9 no. units of house types D1 and D2 consisting of 3 storey 5 bed detached houses of c. 219 sq.m for type D1 and c. 247 for type D2; 16 no. units of house types E1 and E2 consisting of 3 storey, 4 bed semi-detached housesof c. 226 sq.m for type E1 and c.195 sq.m for type E2; 9 no. units of house type F consisting of 2 storey 5 bed detached houses of c. 206 sq.m; 20 no. units of house types G1 to G3 consisting of 2 storey, 3 bed semi-detached/ terraced houses of c. 128 sq.m each; and 10 no. units of house type H consisting of 2 storey, 4 bed semi-detached houses of c. 143 sq.m each. The proposed development also includes a creche facility with a GFA of 709 sq.m; 2 new vehicular entrance to the site , one from the west (R121 Church Road) and one from the east (the Ratoath Road) ; individual house entrances from the R121/Church Road; all associated site and infrastructural works including foul and surface water drainage; surface car parking; public open spaces measuring 5.74 hectares; landscaping, boundary treatment; new internal roads, cycle paths and footpaths; all on a site of approximately 27.3 hectares. In addition the proposed developement provides for the reservation of approximately 3 hectares of the total site area for the future provision of a new public secondary school.. An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be submitted to the Planning Authority with the planning application. SIGNIFICANT FURTHER INFORMATION HAS NOW BEEN RECEIVED

MDY Residential Construction

Gembira Ltd.
53 Merrion Square South
Dublin 2

McCrossan O’Rourke Manning Architects
4 Adelaide Court
Adelaide Road
Dublin 2
01 478 8700 | arch@mcorm.com | www.mcorm.com

John Spain Associates
50 Upper Mount Street
Dublin 2
Co. Dublin
01 6625803 | info@johnspainassociates.com | www.johnspainassociates.com

Doyle & O’Troithigh Landscape Architecture
296a Block D
Beechwood Court
087 2674196 | linda@doyle-otroithigh.com | www.doyle-otroithigh.com

Consultant Engineer
Waterman Moylan
Marine House
Clanwilliam Place
Dublin 2
01 6648900 | info@waterman-moylan.ie | www.watermangroup.com

MDY Construction Ltd.
Co. Kildare
045 909800 | post@mdy.ie | www.mdy.ie

Medical Construction – €1.7m Medical Centre Development in Co. Wicklow

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Medical Construction Development at:

Killincarrig Road
Co. Wicklow

Floor area: 684 Sq M

Value: €1.7m

Commencement: 2nd July 2015

Change of use of the existing bar/restaurant building (The Lodge) to use as a medical practice (consulting rooms) and dispensary pharmacy, along with minor elevation alterations, removal of a screen wall to the entrance area, the construction of a boundary wall to the entrance area and associated building signage.


Dr.’s Marie Hogan & Lia Egan
Church Road
Co. Wicklow
01 287 4275 | info@greymed.ie | www.greystonesmedicalcentre.ie

Arthur Gibney & Partners
20 Harcourt Street
Dublin 2
01 4784300 | info@agparchitects.ie | www.agparchitects.ie

LJM Construction
Co. Wicklow
045 401199 | www.ljmireland.ie

Industrial Construction – €350k Boston Scientific Extension in Co. Cork

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Boston Scientific
Cork Business & Technical Park
Model Farm Road

Floor area: 259 Sq M

Value: €350k

Commencement: 23rd July 2015

The construction of a new 2-storey extension (259.4m2) to the North elevation and for ancillary site works

Boston Scientific Industrial Construction

Boston Scientific
Cork Business & Technical Park
Model Farm Road
021 4531000 | www.bostonscientific.com

Collins Brennan & Associates
Douglas Road
Co. Cork
021 4936525 | info@cbaarchitecture.ie | www.cbaarchitecture.ie

GBL Construction Ltd.
021 4896024 | info@gblconstruction.ie | www.gblconstruction.ie