Planning and Design

Our planning and design services cover all sectors and span all engineering and environmental disciplines, bringing the right expertise at each stage of the project lifecycle.

Our support encompasses the full project design cycle, and we deliver planning advice and reports through to full technical design across all RIBA stages and procurement routes.

We embed our teams at the heart of any engineering or environmental challenge, providing expertise and understanding to solve complex problems.

We utilise the latest technology to streamline our service and are at the fore front of harnessing BIM
in designing for off-site manufacture, modular construction and modern methods of construction.

Our specialists offer a holistic service for monitoring and measuring carbon throughout your scheme, from construction and operation to whole life calculations and material reuse via the circular economy.

We ensure milestones from planning through to detailed design are carefully managed and sequenced with every survey, calculation and opportunity examined so you progress with confidence, supported by expertise to help you navigate each project stage.

Equipped with a deep understanding of the challenges you face, we provide the targeted knowledge you need to reduce risk, optimise value and deliver outstanding results.

We value innovation and constantly challenge our ideas and solutions to meet the brief, whilst
positively contributing to tackling the climate emergency.

We continually benchmark our designs against evolving guidance and legislation, giving you the assurance that key decisions are well informed and will withstand the scrutiny of your customers
throughout the assets lifecycle.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our service, placing technical excellence at the heart of everything we do. As your design partner we take  ownership and closely manage our cross discipline consultancy services to provide a transparent, seamless and cohesive experience. Our senior leaders are accessible throughout every project, providing assurance at each step.

Net Zero
& Sustainability

We ensure sustainability and net zero principals are embedded in every project at every opportunity.

& Appraisal

The ability to accurately assess the true value of any acquisition or asset is pivotal in the decision making process of any scheme.

Planning &

Exemplary designs need the best site teams to bring them to life, and we take great pride in helping you realise your vision.

Construction & Development

We cover all sectors and span all engineering and environmental disciplines, bringing the right expertise at each stage.

Operation &
Asset Management

Our in–house expertise provides you with a total solution to help you manage and operate your assets.


We recognise the need to optimise the value of your assets whether they are newly constructed properties or existing building stock.

Project Lifecycle Support

Key Services

Acoustics, Noise and Vibration.
Contaminated Land Advice.
Air Quality, Dust and Odour.
Flood Risk Assessment.
Sustainable Urban Drainage (SUDs).
Archaeology and Built Heritage.
Landscape planning and design.
Waste advice, permit and planning.
Environmental Impact.
Assessment (EIA).
Transport Modelling.
Sustainable Transport and Travel Plan advice.
Bridge Design.
Rail design.
Health & Safety / Principal Designer.
Utilities and Infrastructure advice.

Geotechnical studies / investigations.
Temporary Works Design.
Structural advice / inspections and design.
Building Services advice / inspections and design.
Public Health advice / inspections and design.
Smart Technology.
Vertical Transport.
Energy strategies and renewables advice.
Embodied Carbon studies, Operational Carbon and Whole – Life Carbon, advice.
Circular economy and material passports.
Climate Resilience.
Sustainability Statements.
Energy Performance Certificates and NABERS Assessments.

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Featured Project

Clancy Quay,  This high profile residential scheme in Dublin presents a mix of new-build townhouses, apartments and conversions of historic army barracks buildings, which gives the development a distinctive and unique identity.

With the Irish economy emerging out of its worst recession, and with an absence of new building construction over the past six years, there is a growing demand for new property development in Dublin, particularly for quality residential stock for an increasingly mobile and international workforce.

Kennedy Wilson, a global real estate investment and services company with offices in the US, UK, Ireland, Spain and Japan, has been actively building a strong residential, commercial and retail property portfolio in Ireland in recent years.

One of its most high profile residential acquisitions is the 13-acre site Clancy Quay scheme in Dublin. Set on the site of the former Clancy Barracks, it overlooks the river Liffey at Islandbridge.

With the 420 unit Phase 1 of the development complete and fully let, Kennedy Wilson has also completed Phase 2 of this 3 phase project which provides an additional 164 high quality two and three bed residential units located in the central portion of the site. These homes are provided as a mix of new build townhouses and apartments and tasteful conversions of the historic army barracks buildings, which give the development a distinctive and unique identity. Due to the quality of its buildings, the barracks has provided the backdrop for filming on several substantial period productions in recent years, including the BBC series “Ripper Street”.

Kennedy Wilson is pioneering American style private rental accommodation on the Irish rental market. It is offering its tenants the benefit of common areas and facilities as part of the monthly rental, thus offering its tenants an improved work-life balance. The shared amenity package includes concierge facilities, gym, cinema and a dedicated residents’ amenity building, with fully fitted kitchen and lounge areas for small social gatherings. Furthermore, fully equipped media and business rooms, as well as the estate management reception. The residents’ amenity facilities are provided in a restored three-storey over basement coach house.

Waterman Moylan has provided full multidisciplinary engineering and health & safety co-ordination services for Kennedy Wilson. Our team was responsible for engineering input for the fit-out of 12 penthouse apartments in Phase 1 as well as for the gym and resident facilities. We also provided full engineering design services for Phase 2, which includes a district heating system, has been located and designed for expansion to include Phase 3 at a later stage. As part of the overall scheme PV panels have been installed on all new build units, and LED lighting has been adopted for external estate lighting as well as internal lighting within the buildings.

We are currently preparing designs for the third and final Phase of this prestigious development.

Paul O’Connell, Managing Director of Waterman Moylan, commented; “Kennedy Wilson is at the forefront of providing high quality professionally owned and managed residential property in Dublin and internationally. As such, it is focused on the post construction, operational efficiencies of its developments and Clancy Quay is no exception. Quality of design, ease of maintenance and energy efficiency has therefore been central to the designs adopted by our team. We are very pleased to be working with Kennedy Wilson on this prestigious project, which will set a new standard for the private rental accommodation market in Dublin when complete.”

Clancy Quay