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Category: News

Gas Networks Ireland and Cosgrave Group partner to reduce emissions on Dublin scheme

Gas Networks ireland

Gas Networks Ireland worked with developer Cosgrave Group to deliver a gas-fuelled sustainable solution on its Bridgefield and Pappan Grove development in Dublin.
Leading developers continue to use natural gas to deliver secure, affordable and sustainable homes that meet Near Zero Energy Building (NZEB) standard. This was the finding of a Gas Networks Ireland case study.

Clúid purchase of Dublin apartment scheme is first acquisition in €54m Legal & General partnership

Cluid Housing

Clúid Housing has announced the acquisition of a 40-unit apartment development, Blackbanks View, in Raheny, Dublin. The €18.8m scheme is being delivered in partnership with LGIM Real Assets (Legal & General) and forms part of a larger €54m long-term financing agreement. The announcement sees Clúid welcome over 100 residents to their new homes

“It is imperative we use this time to renew and refocus”

HArdware Association Ireland

New Hardware Association Ireland president Michael O’Donohoe discusses his priorities for the association in the coming year. “HAI members will be key partners in providing knowledge and products for Ireland’s ambitious energy retrofitting plans.”

“Realignment of Planning Legislation urgently required to deliver for climate action” – Irish Planning Institute

conor norton

Following the publication of the new Climate Actions and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill by the government, Dr Conor Norton, President, Irish Planning Institute (IPI), highlighted the need for a rapid realignment of planning legislation, policy and plans.

Covid-19 lockdown leads to further decline in activity, but confidence reaches two-and-a-half-year high

Ulster Bank PMI

As the construction sector starts to reopen, the Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – posted 30.9 in March, up from February’s reading of 27.0, but still signalling a sharp reduction in activity. Falls have been recorded throughout the first three months of the year amid the latest COVID-19 lockdown.

Maplewood and Grandbrind to commence construction on ‘first of its kind’ joint venture development in south Dublin

Maplewood Residential

Maplewood Residential and Grandbrind Ltd are about to commence construction on a 1,034-home development at Kilcarbery in Clondalkin, Dublin, the first public-private housing project of its kind to get underway in the country. Up to 200 construction jobs will be created through this innovative project, with the phased return of residential construction starting from 12 April.

Irish construction industry remains strong in the face of Covid-19 challenge

Turner & Townsend

Turner & Townsend’s Republic of Ireland market intelligence report points to competitive conditions for contractors, with strong competition and moderate tender prices. Figures from surveyed firms show that 90% of companies’ believe current tender conditions to be cold or lukewarm.