Residential Construction – €12m Residential Development in Co. Dublin

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Cosgrave Developments Residential Construction Project

Dun Laoghaire Golf Club Lands
Glenageary Road Upper Eglinton Park
Dun Laoghaire
Co. Dublin

Stage: Commencement

Start Date: 6th July 2015

Units: 46

Permission for revisions to the development permitted under Register Reference D09A/0908 (PL06D.237650). The revisions will comprise of revised house types and floor areas and revised associated road and parking layout within the permitted Housing Cells C1 (part), C2 (part) and C3 (part). The revisions proposed will replace 44 no. permitted dwellings (20 no. 4 bed two and a half storey and 24 no. 5 bed three storey) with 46 no. dwellings (39 no. 4/5 bed three storey and 7 no. 5/6 bed

Cosgrave Residential Construction

Architect
RPS Planning and Environment
Westpier Business Campus
Dun Laoghaire
Co. Dublin
01 4882900 | www.rpsgroup.com

Applicant
Cosgrave Developments
15 Hogan Place
Grand Canal Street
Dublin 2
01 6110417 | info@cosgravegroup.com | www.cosgravegroup.com

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

Contractor
Cosgrave Developments
15 Hogan Place
Grand Canal Street
Dublin 2
01 6110417 | info@cosgravegroup.com |www.cosgravegroup.com

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

Architect
MCORM Architects
Albert Place West
Harcourt Lane
Dublin 2
01 4788 700 | arch@mcorm.com | www.mcorm.com

National Housing Construction Index Vol. 20 – Jan to Apr 2015

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Activity in residential construction sector falls sharply compared to 2014 but sentiment remains positive – Link2Plans

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Figures from the National Housing Construction Index for the first four months of 2015 show a sharp fall in activity in the Irish residential construction sector when compared to 2014 but sentiment continues to remain positive. The latest edition of the National Housing Construction Index from Link2Plans reveals that commencements have fallen by -51% in the first four months of 2015 when compared to the same period in 2014, while planning applications have risen by +18% nationally year on year.

The data contained in the National Housing Construction Index is aggregated by consultancy Link2Plans from real time planning and project information in every local authority area, with the latest edition of the National Housing Construction Index tracking every project from January through to April 2015, and comparing it with the same period in 2014.

Residential Construction Applications

Average number of weeks from planning application to commencement

Danny O’Shea Managing Director of Link2Plans said “Research from Link2Plans shows that from a national perspective, 142 weeks was the average period of time it took for residential developments to get from the planning application stage to commencement of work on site. For one off houses, our research shows that in the first four months of 2015, the process from planning application to starting work took 61 weeks.”

According to Danny O’Shea Managing Director of Link2Plans “Nationally, commencements were down -51% when compared to the first four months of 2014, with every county recording a fall. This continues the trend from the beginning of 2015 with commencements falling dramatically. Project applications however maintained strong double digit growth in 23 counties when compared to the first four months of 2014.”

Residential Construction Commencements

“Link2Plans considers the first half of 2014 to be very much an outlier in terms of construction activity on account of the structural changes in the market, which saw the introduction of new buildings regulations on 1st March 2014. These one off changes in the sector created a major injection in construction activity for that period. When compared to previous years’ such as 2013, we do see growth in the construction sector, with the first four months of 2015 showing an increase of +11% when compared to the same period in 2013. When these figures are combined with the strong growth in planning applications, which have recorded increases for the past 18 months, the forecast for medium term remains positive.” continued Danny O’Shea Managing Director of Link2Plans.

Danny O’Shea Managing Director of Link2Plans said that “across the country, in the first four months of 2015 the number of residential project commencements fell by 1744 from 3472 to 1698 when compared with the same period in 2014, with the smallest year on year decreases taking place in Waterford (-13%), Dublin (-22%), Cavan (-34%), Carlow (-36%) and Wicklow (-37%).”

Applications up +18% nationally as Leitrim, Louth and Laois record biggest gains

Leitrim, Louth and Laois were the best performing counties for the first four months of 2015 when compared to 2014, recording growth of +64%, +61% and +51% respectively. Cavan (+52%), Sligo (+51%), Kerry (+51%) and Meath (+48%) also returned significant increases while, planning applications were down in only two counties, Limerick (-3%) and Dublin (-1%).

Danny O’Shea Managing Director of Link2Plans said “the number of planning applications in the first four months of 2015 increased by 713 from 3889 to 4602, representing an increase of +18% nationally year on year. This is evidence of the positive sentiment in the residential construction sector, with nearly every county in country seeing an increase in the number of planning applications when compared to the same period in 2014.”

The National Housing Construction Index is produced by a team of researchers at Link2Plans and it relates to all Planning Applications and Project Commencements throughout the months of January to April 2015 and gives a direct comparison with the same period in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Link2Plans have produced this index bi-monthly and it has been the most accurate barometer of real time sentiment (planning applications) and actual residential construction activity (project commencements) including residential developments (multi units), one-off housing (self-build) and one-off housing extensions.

School Construction – €4.1m Clifden Community School in Co. Galway

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School Construction Project in Clifden

Ardbear
Clifden
Co. Galway

Stage: Plans Applied

Application Date: 5th June 2015

Floor Area: 3852 SqM

School Construction: For demolition of the existing school building and associated pre-fabricated classroom structures and the construction of a new, part 2 storey and part 3 storey school building along with a new school entrance and associated internal access roads, parking spaces, landscaping and drainage works including an on site waste water treatment plant. Previous Planning Reference no.10/1022.

School Construction Projects

Architect
DeBlacam & Meagher Architects
4. St.Catherine’s Lane West
Dublin 8
01 453 4240
mail@debm.ie

Applicant
Clifden Community School
Ardbear
Clifden
Co.Galway

Medical Construction – €3.2m Suirmount Nursing Home Extension in Co. Tipperary

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Medical Construction Nursing Home Project in Co. Tipperary

Suirmount Nursing Home
Carrickbeg
Carrick-on-Suir
Co. Tipperary

Stage: Plan Granted

Granted Date: 10th June 2015

Units: 54

Medical Construction Planning Granted: Alter and extend which when complete will comprise of a fifty four bed nursing home with associated facilities in accordance with the HIQA standards for care homes and in accordance with drawings and specifications being lodged to the Local Authority.

Medical Construction Projects

Architect
Ahearne Engineering Ltd
4 Dr. Croke Place
Clonmel
Co. Tipperary
052 6121063
admin@afec.ie

Applicant
William Bradbury
Garoonagh
Barrow House
Athy
Co. Kildare

Engineer
Ahearne Engineering Ltd
4 Dr. Croke Place
Clonmel
Co. Tipperary
052 6121063
admin@afec.ie

Commercial Construction – €8m Jurys Inn Extension in Co. Dublin

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Commercial Construction – €8m Jurys Inn Extension in Co. Dublin

Jurys Inn Hotel
Custom House Quay
Dublin 1

Stage: Plans Applied

Application Date: 5th June 2015

Floor Area: 3144 SqM

Commercial Construction Application: The development consists of an extension to the rear of the building at ground level to cater for additional restaurant area and conference facilities with a new generator room and increased height of water storage tank. An extension to the west of the existing building consisting of 6 floors over ground floor with penthouse floor set back over, an infill extension to the 5th floor at the front, a reconfiguration and extension of the 6th floor, an additional penthouse floor at roof level resulting in a building of 8-storeys. A re-design of the hotel entrance with glazed canopy, and a new granite paving to the front of the hotel.

Commercial Construction Punch Consulting Engineers

Applicant
Jurys Inn Hotel Group Ltd.
146 Pembroke Place
Dublin 4
01 607 5048

Architect
MacCabe Durney Barnes
20 Fitzwilliam Place
Dublin 2
01 676 2594
planning@mdb.ie | www.mdb.ie

Consultant Engineer
Punch Consulting Engineers
Carnegie House
Library Road
Dun Laoghaire
01 2712200
dublin@punchconsulting.com | www.punchconsulting.com

School Construction – €290k Lindsay Road National School Project

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School Construction – €290k Lindsay Road National School Project in Co. Dublin

Lindsay Road National School
Lindsay Road
Glasnevin
Dublin 9

Stage: Commencement

Start: 29th June 2015

Floor Area: 275SqM

School Construction: Construction of a new stand-alone 2-storey annex (c.275sq.m) to rear/side of existing school building, consisting of two classrooms and one resource room with ancillary accommodation, WC facilities and associated site works to cater for existing staff and student numbers.

School Construction Lindsay Road

Architect
Quinn Barnwall Buggy
Bloomfield House
Bloomfield Avenue
South Circular Road
Dublin 8
01 4738784 |info@qbbarchitects.ie | qbbarchitects.ie

Applicant
Lindsay Road National School
Lindsay Road
Glasnevin
Dublin 9
01 8600247
lindsayroadns@hotmail.com | www.lrns.ie

Contractor
McDermot & Trearty Construction Ltd.
6A Beechwood Avenue
Letterkenny
Co. Donegal
074 9103888
mcdermottreartyconst@eircom.net

Civil Construction – €1.1m Kent Station Development in Co. Cork

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Kent Station
Lower Glanmire Road
Cork City

Stage:  Commencement

Start: 13th July 2015

Floor Area: 400SqM

SIAC Civil construction

Civil Construction: The development will consist of; Two new Entrance Buildings 53m2 with vertical access to a subsurface link of 139m2 connected to the southern end of stations existing underpass. The Entrance Buildings will incorporate information systems, public address, ticket vending, seating, commercial advertising, provision for potential future retail vending. New bi-directional road linking future retail vending. New bi-directional road linking Railway Street/Alfred Street and Horgans Quay serving the new entrance buildings which will include partial demolition of existing protected perimeter stone wall to form a junction with Horgans Quay. The new road will incorporate traffic lights, traffic calming features, pavements, bus stops with shelters, cycle parking with shelters and taxi set-down. Street lighting, bollards, storm water drainage and perimeter railings. Carpark with 140 spaces with ‘Pay & Display’ and set-down area accessed from Horgans Quay.

Architect
Iarnrod Eireann Structures and Architects Department
Engineering & New Works Building
Inchicore
Dublin 8
01 7033835
louis.gilvarry@irishrail.ie

Applicant
Iarnrod Eireann
Kent Station
Lower Glanmire Road
Cork City
01 7034228
www.irishrail.ie

Contractor
Siac Construction
Dolcain House
Monastery Road
Clondalkin
Dublin 22
01 4033111
info@siac.ie
www.siac.ie

 

Steady increase in Construction Project Commencements

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Increasing Trend in Construction Project Commencements

A steady increase in construction project commencements has been identified since the introduction of new building regulations at the end of Q1 2014. Since Q2 2014 the Irish construction sector has seen a consistent quarter on quarter increase from €313m in Q2 2014 to €1.368bn at the end of Q1 2015 in construction project commencements.  This is a very positive sign for the industry and it will be interesting to see if this trend continues during this quarter.

 

Construction Project Commencements – Trend

Construction Project Commencements

 

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Extensive Media Coverage of The Building Information Index

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The Building Information Index in the Media

Media coverage of Vol 1. of The Building Information Index has been extensive.  Our data really has struck a chord with the Irish Construction Industry as it emerges from a sustained period of contraction. The Index shines a light on how each region is performing and explores which construction sectors are recovering quickest.

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Average durations: Planning Application to Construction Commencement

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Average Durations: Planning Application to Construction Commencement

In this post we examine the time that planning applications are taking to reach on-site construction commencement across all sectors explored in the first edition of the Building Information Index – Q1 2015.  The average number of weeks for a planning application to reach construction commencement phase is currently at 79 weeks, however applications in the Residential Construction sector are currently taking approximately +80%  longer than this at 142 weeks – almost 3 years.

 Sector

 No of weeks to commencement

Residential

Residential Construction Projects

Residential Commencements

Commercial & Retail

Commercial Construction Projects

Commercial Construction Commencements

Medical

Medical Construction Projects

Medical Construction Commencements

Education

School Construction Projects

Education Construction Commencements

Agriculture

Agricultural Construction Projects

Agriculture Construction Commencements

Industrial

Industrial Construction Projects

Industrial Construction Commencements

Social

Social and Community Construction Projects

Social and Community Construction Commencements

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