Residential Development at Garrai Caol, Merlin Park, Galway City

D. Fallon Consulting Engineers (DFCE) provided extensive multi-disciplinary services to a new housing development in Merlin Park, just outside Galway City. Garrai Caol is a residential development comprising 53 no. housing units in six blocks. The six blocks contain 51 no. units in a mix of one/ two/three-bedroom apartments and duplex homes. The project also includes 2 no. one bedroom townhouses. The project included associated siteworks including:

  • Foulwater and stormwater drainage
  • Water supply
  • Roads and footpaths
  • Retaining walls

The development is due for completion in late 2022/early 2023.

Client: JLH Property Holding Company

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  • Post-planning Civil & Structural Engineering Services
  • Assigned Certifier
  • PSDP

DFCE provided an optimal design to the Client which maximised the civil and structural efficiency. The design provided ease of construction for the contractor, while still providing a high-quality finish to the units in the development.

DFCE tasks in this project included:

  • Ground investigation on the individual units.
  • Design of the stormwater & foulwater sewers serving the housing units and apartment block, including design of the attenuation/ infiltration to serve the stormwater on the site. The foul water works involved a significant road crossing across the Old Dublin Road and connection to the nearby public pump station.
  • Full Civil & Structural packages for each block type and Apartment block. These packages were designed to ensure that all units are built in accordance with Building Regulations. This includes substructure, superstructure & roof designs for each unit.
  • Periodic inspections of the build during the construction stage.
  • Final sign-off for compliance with Building Regulations & Planning Permission for each of the units.