The Park, Carrickmines, is the premier retail park destination in Dublin and is located on a site adjacent to the M50 Dublin orbital motorway and the Cherrywood extension of the LUAS line B. It comprises a mix of retail and office use on a 37-acre site.
We have provided all civil and traffic engineering services for the development from masterplanning to construction. Infrastructure works included dualling of a section of the Glenamuck road linking the estate to the Leopardstown junction on the M50, as well as high quality estate infrastructure within the development.
The civil infrastructure for Phase 1 of the development was completed in 2005, with Phase 2 completed in 2008, and includes water features and areas of cobble road surface, which help to control vehicle speed. A high standard of finish has been provided for external areas, with granite kerbing and paving and stainless-steel furniture throughout.
Large at-grade parking areas serving the retail units have been designed using a permeable paving system to allow for percolation of rainwater to the ground, thus minimising stormwater retention requirements for the site. No gullies or underground drainage pipe system has been installed in the parking area, with no flooding problems being experienced since the retail centre opened.
Client: Park Developments
Architect: Bruce Gilbreth Architects