New Build Projects

Professional Engineering Response

Projects 3404: Residential - New Build
Cushlawn Housing
Client: South Dublin County Council
Architects: SDCC Architects Dept.
Value: € 4.3m (2005)

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Project in brief
This project consisted of the construction of 100 social and affordable residential units, completed in two phases, for South Dublin County Council at Cushlawn, South Tallaght. The mix of units includes bungalows, two storey houses and three and four storey apartment blocks. We are currently involved in Phase 3 consisting of a further 22 residential units.

Key features
Due to past road and residential development on neighbouring sites, a layer of fill was spread over the site to be developed. The initial site investigations highlighted a variety of sub-soil conditions which meant a range of foundation types (including traditional strip footing, trench fill, raft and ground beam on piles) was used under the various housing blocks across the site.

Residential Housing

At Lee McCullough, we have considerable experience of a wide range of Residential Housing projects over the past ten years.

Issues successfully and cost effectively addressed include:

  • The phased demolition of existing structures
  • Site investigation and management of waterflows, contamination and poor site conditions
  • Retention and diversion of services throughout each phase
  • Flexible foundation solutions to facilitate architectural design
  • Structural and Civil design services that are value driven and cost efficient in construction
  • Innovative engineering solutions that facilitate project compliance, quality and cost

As part of a project team, LeeMcCullough recognize the need to work in a collaborative and supportive manner to ensure that all engineering aspects of a project are delivered to the required standards, cost-efficiently and on time.

Project 3042: Residential - New Build
Hillview Housing
Client: Dun Laoghaire Rathdown CC
Architects: Peter Cully Architects
Value: € 16.7m (2005)

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Project in brief

This project consisted of the demolition of six four storey apartment blocks, totalling 96 apartments, originally constructed in 1970, and the construction of 105 social and affordable residential units, completed in three phases. The mix of units included two storey houses, bungalows and three storey apartment blocks, which blends well with the neighbouring residential buildings.

Key features
The demolition/construction sequence dictated that two blocks were demolished at the start of each phase, the bulk of the units programmed for that phase were then constructed and handed over, before the next phase began. This required careful analysis of each of the underground services to retain supply to the remaining apartment blocks and provide supply to the new units, whilst clearing services from the area of next phase to facilitate construction of further units.