AtkinsRéalis are providing PSDP for the scheme at the 8th Lock comprising 435 Apartments & 4162m2 of employment areas located at Royal Canal Park Phase 4, Dublin 15.

The development which is part of a larger phased masterplan compliments the development through the deliver of 3 new public spaces which accommodate employment uses providing he development with a sense of place within the a 1.88-hectare island site to the north of the 8th lock on the Royal Canal.

A critical element to the success of modern large-scale developments is the creation of a sense of place which sets the development within the site context. As part of the overall design the residential blocks  have been strategically positioned to create 3 new public spaces to the north, west and southern side of the development. These spaces exploit the existing characteristics of the surrounding area and redefine them to create a new public space.

The southern plaza with its visual and physical link to the Royal Canal and the HS Reilly Bridge, is a raised public plaza with active uses engaging directly to the plaza. A gym and juice bar are located at the ground and first floor level of Block D. The western plaza acts as a node on Hamilton View Street with own-door offices addressing two sides of the plaza and the management suite addressing the eastern side of the plaza. The northern plaza is lined on two sides by the medical Centre/Café and the own door office units.

Situated within walking distances of existing key transport options, including Dublin Bus, cross city Luas service and Pelletstown rail station (currently under construction), residents of this canal-side location will enjoy a short commute to Dublin city centre. Residents will also benefit from public plazas, a landscaped central area of open space and the development’s proximity to the Royal Canal Greenway and Tolka Valley Park.

Client: Ballymore

Services Provided : PSDP for the Design & Construction Stages of the project, To act as the PSDP in accordance with the Safety Health, Safety and Welfare at Work

Construction Regulations 2013.

Project:  Ongoing