Property developer Ballymore has announced that its Royal Canal Park development in Ashtown – just outside Dublin city – is the first development in Ireland and the UK to use the pioneering low-carbon ‘CarbonCure’ product.
CarbonCure embeds waste CO₂ into fresh concrete without compromising performance. To date, CarbonCure has prevented 148,051 tonnes of CO₂ from being released into the atmosphere, with millions more to be sequestered into the future. The use of such a low-carbon concrete product will save hundreds of tonnes of embodied carbon during construction.
Ballymore chairman and chief executive Sean Mulryan said: “We are immensely proud to have been able to achieve a UK and Ireland sustainability first with our use of CarbonCure. We’re excited to play our part in leading the way toward a more sustainable- and carbon-conscious construction sector. We’re also very grateful to work with industry experts like Kilsaran to ensure we maintain our excellent standards, whilst implementing these state-of-the-art sustainability practices.”
Royal Canal Park
This announcement coincides with the topping out of the first building in the final phase of Royal Canal Park. Planning for Phase 4 of the Royal Canal Park at the site of the former Ormond Printworks on Rathoath Road, was granted in May of 2020. When this final phase of the development is complete, the overall 162,000 sq metre development will consist of over 1,630 homes, office space, cafes, and retail units, including an already operating Aldi supermarket.
Ballymore has a multi-award-winning portfolio of some of Europe’s largest and most transformative urban development projects.
Its projects are defined by its vision, originality and commitment to quality, and it is driven to set new, lasting standards in design, creativity and architecture.
Every place it creates has a unique personality inspired by its location, history, people and culture, nurtured through strong relationships with our expert partners and those we develop with local communities.
In Ireland, it develops homes across a number of counties and has established Dublin Landings as a new commercial centre at North Wall Quay. It is also working in partnership with Diageo and CIE to design and deliver mixed-use developments at the Guinness brewery and Connolly Station in Dublin.