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South Point Business Park


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Project management, structural engineering, fire safety, disability access, assigned certifier, design certifier, infrastructure and PSDP.

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Overview of service

Winterbrook is a property development company with over 40 years’ experience and a solid reputation for delivering high-quality and design-led developments. ORS was appointed as the lead design consultant at the company’s new development, South Point Business Park in Rathnew, Co. Wicklow.

The project consists of thirty new warehousing units over 14,000 sq m. The scheme consists of six blocks of light industrial /warehouse units. The blocks range in area from 513 sq m to 3490 sq m, subdivided into units from 218 sq m to 595 sq m. The project had already been approved for planning permission, and ORS’s engagement commenced in the post-planning stage.

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The ORS team was required to assemble a new design team to take the project through the detailed design stage and prepare various tender packages. ORS provided multidisciplinary services, including structural engineering, fire safety, disability access, assigned certifier, design certifier, PSDP, and project management. ORS appointed Coffey Consulting Engineering (mechanical and electrical) and ArchitectureINK (architecture) as design team partners for the project’s duration.
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Project challenges

Design adaptation

County Wicklow is well known for its hilly terrain with mountains and beautiful landscapes; this made the level difference between the site and adjacent buildings challenging. A topographical survey was carried out, and our engineers assessed the site condition. A detailed review of levels, types of retaining walls, cost savings, and structural safety was carried out to conclude the final design.

The proposed development is an extension to the existing South Point Business Park in Rathnew, Co. Wicklow, therefore, the first challenge faced by the design team was to avoid any disturbance to the existing industries located at the site. The technology of precise GPR surveys, GPS surveys and CCTV surveys of the existing services were essential to delivering a detailed drainage design that included connecting all existing services to the newly proposed network. The road design also provided permanent access to the existing units.


The client is a very experienced developer, and they assumed the role of PSCS for the project, utilising sub-contractors across the project as opposed to tendering this to a single main contractor. This proved a good strategy as it allowed the design team to progress through the various tender packages and release them to the sub-contractors at various timelines. This meant that there were no excessive delays in the design/tender stage, which ensured an efficient turnaround of the tender pricing.


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    Darren Holmes


  • James Hamilton
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    James Hamilton

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  • Gary Dolan
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    Gary Dolan

    Joint Project Management Lead

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