Ronan Group receives planning permission for 198 built-to-rent apartments, 12,151 sq metres of office space and 1,431 sq metres of café and restaurant space as part of a new urban quarter in Cherrywood.
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 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
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.”
Continuing to lead the industry, heating technology manufacturer Grant has launched its new eLearning Academy for those working in the plumbing and heating, architectural and construction sectors in Ireland.
“Realignment of Planning Legislation urgently required to deliver for climate action” – Irish Planning Institute
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
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 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.
North West Aluminium has announced the appointment of Steven Nairn as the new commercial project manager for its brand GutterClad, as the company expands its product and service offering throughout the Irish and UK market.
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.