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  • U+I and Colony Capital Granted Planning For Carrisbrook House Redevelopment in Dublin A joint venture of U+I and investment vehicles managed by Colony Capital, has secured consent from An Bord Pleanála to radically transform and extend the landmark Carrisbrook House office building in Dublin 4. Carrisbrook House, an eight-storey building originally built in 1969 on the corner of Pembroke Road and Lansdowne Road, is to be completely [...]...
  • The Digital Hub Selects Architect and Project Management Firms to Support its Development The Digital Hub, Ireland’s largest and most established cluster of technology, digital media and internet companies, has announced the appointment of Scott Tallon Walker Architects and KSN Project Management to support the development of The Digital Hub. Following an EU-wide tendering process, Scott Tallon Walker Architects has been selected as the Design Team and KSN [...]...
  • NSAI Publishes Protocol to Assess Homes Suspected of Being Affected by Mica or Pyrite The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) has published a standard protocol called I.S. 465. This protocol will be used by engineers, geologists and laboratories to assess, test and categorise the damage in properties negatively affected by defective concrete blocks, due to excessive free muscovite mica and pyrite. It will also give guidance on remedial [...]...
  • New Guidelines on Urban Development and Building Heights For Local Authorities Eoghan Murphy, TD, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government has issued Urban Development and Building Heights Guidelines for Planning Authorities under Section 28 of the Planning and Development Act (2000), as amended. These Guidelines set out new and updated national planning policy on building heights in relation to urban areas, elaborating on the strategic [...]...
  • 2018 Sisk Supply Chain Awards Winners John Sisk & Son, Ireland’s leading provider of construction services with extensive operations across Ireland, the United Kingdom and mainland Europe, has announced the winners of its Supply Chain Awards for 2018. Sisk spent a total of €1 billion with its supply chain in 2018 while the construction business also confirmed it has a total [...]...

U+I and Colony Capital Granted Planning For Carrisbrook House Redevelopment in Dublin

A joint venture of U+I and investment vehicles managed by Colony Capital, has secured consent from An Bord Pleanála to radically transform and extend the landmark Carrisbrook House office building in Dublin 4. Carrisbrook House, an eight-storey building originally built in 1969 on the corner of Pembroke Road and Lansdowne Road, is to be completely […]

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The Digital Hub Selects Architect and Project Management Firms to Support its Development

  The Digital Hub Selects Architect and Project Management Firms to Support its Development

The Digital Hub, Ireland’s largest and most established cluster of technology, digital media and internet companies, has announced the appointment of Scott Tallon Walker Architects and KSN Project Management to support the development of The Digital Hub. Following an EU-wide tendering process, Scott Tallon Walker Architects has been selected as the Design Team and KSN […]

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NSAI Publishes Protocol to Assess Homes Suspected of Being Affected by Mica or Pyrite

  NSAI Publishes Protocol to Assess Homes Suspected of Being Affected by Mica or Pyrite

The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) has published a standard protocol called I.S. 465. This protocol will be used by engineers, geologists and laboratories to assess, test and categorise the damage in properties negatively affected by defective concrete blocks, due to excessive free muscovite mica and pyrite. It will also give guidance on remedial […]

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New Guidelines on Urban Development and Building Heights For Local Authorities

  New Guidelines on Urban Development and Building Heights For Local Authorities

Eoghan Murphy, TD, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government has issued Urban Development and Building Heights Guidelines for Planning Authorities under Section 28 of the Planning and Development Act (2000), as amended. These Guidelines set out new and updated national planning policy on building heights in relation to urban areas, elaborating on the strategic […]

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2018 Sisk Supply Chain Awards Winners

  2018 Sisk Supply Chain Awards Winners

John Sisk & Son, Ireland’s leading provider of construction services with extensive operations across Ireland, the United Kingdom and mainland Europe, has announced the winners of its Supply Chain Awards for 2018. Sisk spent a total of €1 billion with its supply chain in 2018 while the construction business also confirmed it has a total […]

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McAleer & Rushe Speculatively Develops Major Project in Brighton

  McAleer & Rushe Speculatively Develops Major Project in Brighton

McAleer & Rushe has announced that a speculative office development in Brighton has been fully let ahead of completion in 2019. The Brinell Building is a newly developed 65,253 sq ft Grade A, seven-storey office building.
The Brinell Building achieved record rents for the city with each pre-let transaction, topping out at £32.00 per sq ft. Unity […]

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FastHouse Could Deliver up to 40 New Houses a Month

  FastHouse Could Deliver up to 40 New Houses a Month

A Derry-based construction company says it could deliver 30 to 40 new builds per month to the Irish housing market. FastHouse specialises in rapid house delivery by building timber frame houses off-site through a panelised system.
The company currently has a capacity of 20 houses per week and is now in talks to work in the […]

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Six New Social Housing Units in Mooncoin, County Kilkenny

  Six New Social Housing Units in Mooncoin, County Kilkenny

Propertybridges.com, Ireland’s new peer to peer lender to the Property Development marketplace, is about to launch its first loans on the platform for County Kilkenny. The project consists of a 620,000 development loan to a local private developer in support of building six new houses for Kilkenny County Council. These will be made up of two […]

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20 Trainees Accepted onto Ireland’s First Builder’s Merchants Sales Traineeship

  20 Trainees Accepted onto Ireland’s First Builder’s Merchants Sales Traineeship

Grafton Merchanting ROI, Ireland’s largest builder’s merchant, has announced 20 trainees have been accepted onto Ireland’s first Builder’s Merchants Sales Traineeship programme. The QQI accredited programme, which is run by Grafton Merchanting ROI in conjunction with the Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board (DDLETB), aims to create a pipeline of skilled entry level […]

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Fáilte Ireland Calls For Investment in Hotels Across Key Cities

  Fáilte Ireland Calls For Investment in Hotels Across Key Cities

Fáilte Ireland has highlighted major investment opportunities in hotel stock in key cities. Its latest report on the current and future availability of accommodation shows that there is significant opportunity in Kilkenny for further bed capacity, while Galway also has scope for greater accommodation supply, following strong year-on-year growth in the number of overseas tourists […]

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New Global HQ For King & Moffatt

  New Global HQ For King & Moffatt

Mechanical and electrical contractors King & Moffatt Building Services has officially opened its new global headquarters in Carrick on Shannon. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the company also announced that it will be significantly expanding its workforce with the creation of 50 new jobs and a further 40 jobs in the next two years.
The […]

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FastHouse Delivers 466 Holiday Lodges at New Center Parcs

  FastHouse Delivers 466 Holiday Lodges at New Center Parcs

Leading rapid-build home manufacturer FastHouse has announced the completion of its contract to provide and erect the timber frames for 466 lodges at the highly anticipated Center Parcs in Longford in under nine months. This comes as FastHouse confirms significant investment to bring its full range of services to the Irish house building market. In […]

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Nationwide €149 Million Courthouse Project Completed

  Nationwide €149 Million Courthouse Project Completed

The new Mullingar Courthouse was has been officially opened by Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan TD, following a redevelopment project by leading contractors BAM under a highly successful public-private partnership arrangement. The work saw the contractor refurbish and extend the existing courthouse at Mount Street, Mullingar, to include three courtrooms, improved custody facilities and […]

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Actavo Scoops Top Irish Customer Experience Award

  Actavo Scoops Top Irish Customer Experience Award

Actavo, a leading international engineering solutions company, has scooped the top ‘2018 CX Champion’ award at the Irish CX Impact Awards. It was selected from thirteen category winners to receive the overall winner award. Actavo also triumphed in winning the category for ‘CX Impact in Speciality’ which recognises best-in-class customer experience delivery.
The CX Impact awards […]

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Burkeway Homes Granted Planning For 197 Residential Units in Galway

  Burkeway Homes Granted Planning For 197 Residential Units in Galway

One of Ireland’s Leading Property Developers, Burkeway Homes, has been granted planning permission for a new 197-unit residential development. This 18-acre site is situated in the quaint suburban coastal village of Bearna.
With a Gross Development Value of €60 million, this impressive new development is due to commence in January, with Phase 1 house sales launching […]

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Glenveagh Now Has Landbank With Capacity For 11,634 Residential Units in Ireland

  Glenveagh Now Has Landbank With Capacity For 11,634 Residential Units in Ireland

Glenveagh Properties has completed two infill acquisitions in Dublin and Cork for a combined cost of about €20 million capable of delivering over 265 residential units. Including the latest acquisitions, the company’s landbank is now capable of providing 11,634 residential units. 53% of these units are located in Dublin and 83% are located in the Greater […]

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Major Shift in Irish Housing Construction Needed to Safeguard Future Sustainability of the Sector

  Major Shift in Irish Housing Construction Needed to Safeguard Future Sustainability of the Sector

A major shift in Irish construction practices is urgently required to safeguard the sustainability of the sector into the future, according to Guaranteed Irish, the not-for-profit business membership organisation championing 500+ homegrown and international businesses in Ireland. Guaranteed Irish recently hosted a roundtable discussion with members and other key decision-makers in the Irish construction, manufacturing, […]

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Strong Performance From BAM Ireland

  Strong Performance From BAM Ireland

BAM Ireland, one of the country’s largest construction businesses, had a year of strong revenue growth in 2017 with a turnover of €465 million – an increase of 29% on 2016 – and profit before tax of €15.9 million. BAM’s performance was aided by strong activity in Ireland’s improving construction sector and ongoing international activities […]

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Stark and Growing Gap Between Mortgage and Rent

  Stark and Growing Gap Between Mortgage and Rent

Responding to the latest CSO house price figures indicating a continuing slowing in the rate of house price increases, 5.8pc in Dublin in the year to September and 10.8pc in the Rest of Ireland, Brokers Ireland pointed to a growing gap between repaying a mortgage on a home and paying rent on a similar home.
Rachel […]

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Residential Property Prices Rise by 8.2% in the Year to September

  Residential Property Prices Rise by 8.2% in the Year to September

In the year to September, residential property prices at national level increased by 8.2%, according to the CSO. This compares with an increase of 8.9% in the year to August and an increase of 12.0% in the twelve months to September 2017.
In Dublin, residential property prices increased by 5.8% in the year to September. Dublin […]

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Grafton Merchanting Joins the Irish Green Building Council

  Grafton Merchanting Joins the Irish Green Building Council

Grafton Merchanting, Ireland’s leading building merchanting company has announced that it has joined the Irish Green Building Council (IGBC). The move forms part of Grafton Merchanting’s ongoing commitment to sustainability at a national and local level. Grafton Merchanting is the first reseller to join the IGBC which was set up in 2011 to create a […]

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70% Believe Irish Government Not Doing a Sufficient Job in Easing the Housing Crisis

  70% Believe Irish Government Not Doing a Sufficient Job in Easing the Housing Crisis

The findings of a nationally representative survey recently conducted by iReach highlight the pessimism of Irish people about the current state of housing and homelessness. The results also demonstrate a lack of faith from the public in the Government’s approach to the issue.

66% of people were not confident that Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy’s most […]

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PropertyBridges.com Successfully Completes First Ever Peer to Peer Property Loan in Ireland

  PropertyBridges.com Successfully Completes First Ever Peer to Peer Property Loan in Ireland

Propertybridges.com, Ireland’s new peer to peer lender to the property development marketplace, has just successfully fulfilled its first loan. Over 100 lenders piled into the 250k loan for a new mews build in Sandycove, County Dublin and supported the small developer as well as made 8.5% return for themselves. The whole process took less than […]

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Kevin Lagan Sets Out Investment Plans Following £455 Million Sale

  Kevin Lagan Sets Out Investment Plans Following £455 Million Sale

Following the landmark sale of his materials business to Breedon plc in April 2018, Kevin Lagan has outlined his plans for the targeted and sustainable growth of his retained companies, Lagan Homes, FastHouse and a new investment arm, Lagan Investments. Kevin, who has been the driving force behind one of Ireland’s most successful construction and […]

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John Paul Construction Achieves BIM Level 2 Certification

  John Paul Construction Achieves BIM Level 2 Certification

Leading building and civil engineering contractor John Paul Construction has achieved Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 Certification for Design and Construction from the British Standards Institution (BSI). The BSI BIM level 2 certification is highly sought after in Ireland and the UK and is the premier kite-mark in the construction industry. This demonstrates that […]

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Opening of €11 Million Social Housing Development in Dublin

  Opening of €11 Million Social Housing Development in Dublin

Oaklee Housing’s newest €11 million turnkey development in Stormanstown House, Dublin, has been officially opened, further reducing the social housing waiting list. The €11million development completed in early October is part funded through a combination of funds from the Capital Advance Leasing Facility (CALF) (30%) and private finance from the Housing Finance Agency (70%). The […]

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Flynn to Add 50 New Jobs as it Pushes into New Overseas Markets

  Flynn to Add 50 New Jobs as it Pushes into New Overseas Markets

Flynn, one of Ireland’s leading contractors and fit out specialists, is adding 50 new jobs to its current workforce over the next two years. This will bring its headcount to a total of over 200 by 2021.
These jobs will be based across its Irish operations and in the company’s London office. The new roles will […]

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Sisk Living Delivers 90 Social Houses in Tallaght

  Sisk Living Delivers 90 Social Houses in Tallaght

Sisk Living, the housing division of construction company John Sisk & Son, has formally handed over a development of 90 homes at Sheehy Skeffington Meadows in Tallaght to the client South Dublin County Council. The new homes, which will be used for social housing, were built as part of a design and build contract worth […]

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Ballymun’s Rediscovery Centre Wins SEAI Sustainable Energy Building Award

  Ballymun’s Rediscovery Centre Wins SEAI Sustainable Energy Building Award

Funded by the Government of Ireland, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has announced the winners of its Sustainable Energy Awards. The Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun, Dublin received the Buildings Award. The Awards reward excellence in energy management in businesses, communities and public sector organisations.
The Rediscovery Centre is a creative space in Ballymun connecting […]

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Dublin Airport North Runway Construction Contract Awarded to Irish-Spanish Consortium

  Dublin Airport North Runway Construction Contract Awarded to Irish-Spanish Consortium

daa has awarded the main construction contract for Dublin Airport’s new North Runway to a joint venture comprising Irish firm Roadbridge and Spanish infrastructure company FCC Construcción (FCC). The contract is for the design and construction of the new 3.1 km North Runway at Dublin Airport. Mobilisation and preparatory site works will begin immediately, and […]

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