Case Studies

Avenir Homes, Residential




Related Services

Infrastructure Design and Transportation Reporting

People To Contact

Overview of service

The Irish Government introduced Strategic Housing Development (SHD) to expedite the planning application process for a category of housing developments. They include well-designed, 100+ housing schemes on appropriately zoned sites. SHD applications are submitted directly to An Bord Pleanála.

Avenir Homes Ltd. appointed ORS to provide infrastructure services as part of a planning application for the proposed Green Quarter Strategic Housing Development (SHD) at Cartrontroy, Kilnafaddoge and Lissywollen, Ardnaglug (townlands), Athlone, Co. Westmeath. Infrastructure was fundamental to the success of the application.

Screenshot 2023 02 13 at 10.25.00
Farran Mullingar
Screenshot 2023 02 13 at 10.25.00
The substantial development involves the construction of a mixed-use residential development of:
  • 122 residential units with an ancillary creche
  • 46 student apartments consisting of 283-bed spaces
  • 60 dwelling houses comprising 2 to 3 storey townhouses, semi-detached and detached 2 – 3 storey 
  • 62 apartments/duplexes across multiple blocks ranging from 3 to 7 storeys

The ORS Infrastructure Team was involved in all associated site development works regarding the foul, storm, watermain and roads design and all associated transportation reporting such as Traffic Impact Assessment, Mobility Management Plans and Road Safety Auditing.

Group 4987
Castleforbes 3
Screenshot 2023 02 13 at 10.25.00

Project challenges

Managing Traffic Impact

The main challenge of the development plan was to ensure that the traffic impacts associated with the day-to-day activity of the development were minimised. Managing that impact will result in a wide range of benefits to its daily operation and the wider community.

Traffic profiles likely to be generated by the entire site, including the residential units and the student accommodation, were obtained and split through the surrounding junctions in proportion to the existing traffic flows.

Analysing the access route also included mitigation measures to improve the overall capacity and reduce existing delays. The development also incorporated a significant neighbouring development which added to the complexity of the analysis carried out.

Due to the large scale of the development, the ORS Infrastructure Team proposed to establish a phasing approach to meet these challenges.

There were existing main foul and storm sewer lines that needed to be diverted across the site to facilitate the new development. This brought challenges that were overcome by ensuring correct gradients on pipe networks and obtaining statutory consent and approval to divert these lines.


Key Contacts

  • David Mc Cormack Director
    Group 8501 2
    View Bio
    David McCormack


  • Adam Price Health Safety Lead
    Group 8501 2
    View Bio
    Adam Price

    Associate and Infrastructure Lead

  • Damian Kenny Commercial Manager
    Group 8501 2
    View Bio
    Damian Kenny

    Commercial Manager

  • ak 2
    Arranmore Residential Development


  • Untitled design 3
    Donacarney Footpath & Cycleway Scheme


  • header couple exploring the Waterford Greenway
    Active Travel


  • Avenir Homes
    Avenir Homes, Residential


  • Stemple Exchange 3 2
    Channor Group


  • Hammerlake Cam4
    Hammerlake Studios


  • P1200194 1
    Bus Shelters Across County Meath


Talk to A specialist

Great projects start with great relationships. Have a project in mind? Contact us.

Contact us

Block A, Marlinstown
Business Park, Mullingar,
Co.Westmeath, Ireland.
N91 W5NN

Pembr, 127 Baggot Street Lower, Baggotrath Dublin, D02 F634

Eyre Square,
H91 HY51

Office 4, Spencer House,
High Road, Letterkenny,
Co. Donegal,
Ireland. F92 PX8N

Republic of Work,
12 S Mall,
Centre, Cork,
T12 RD43

ORS has satellite offices in Newry and Maynooth.

Back to Top