Project Background and Timeframe

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The proposed work for each scheme area is outlined below:


The Douglas Works Contract, includes works in five distinct geographical areas as follows: St. Patricks Mills, Douglas Community Park, Ravensdale, Ballybrack Woods, and Donnybrook Commercial Centre,. The proposed works include the construction of new flood defence walls (reinforced concrete and precast elements), reconstruction of existing bridges, new reinforced concrete culverts, drainage and utility diversions, road regarding, hard and soft landscaping.


The Togher works have been split into two contracts, Togher Services Diversions Contract and Togher Main Works Contract.

The Services Diversions Contract is an enabling works package along Togher Road to facilitate the future culvert under the road. This includes the diversion of a major 600mm dia watermain, foul sewers, minor watermains, various telecoms and gas networks, as well as modifying the existing road drainage.

The Togher Main Works Contract includes the construction of a new 675m long culvert, a new trash screen, overflow channel, retaining wall at the outlet and road drainage measures.


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Project Timeframe

The project will comprise five stages, as set out below:

Stage 1

Development of a number of flood defence options and the identification of a preferred Scheme.

Stage 2

Environmental Assessment and Planning

Stage 3

Detailed Design and Tender

Stage 4 & 5

Construction and Handover of Works

Project Status

Stages 1 and 2 are complete. The planning application was submitted to An Bord Pleanála in May 2017 and planning permission was granted in November 2017.

Stage 3 for Douglas and Togher Services Diversions are complete.

The Douglas Works Construction Contract commenced in mid 2019 and is schedules to be completed in January 2021.

The Togher Services Diversions Construction Contract commenced in February 2020 and was completed in August 2020.

Stage 3 for Togher Main Works is ongoing and it is estimated that the construction contract will commence in Quarter 2 of 2021.

Study Area

The study area is shown on the map below:




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