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Posted June 27, 2017

Luton Airport’s £200m rail plan approved

Plans have been approved for a new £200m railway station and line at London Luton Airport. The 2.1 km line and station will link Luton Airport Parkway station with the airport terminal. The station is due to open by the…
Posted June 19, 2017

€1 Billion ‘New Cork’ docklands plan revealed

Ambitious plans to develop a €1bn ‘New Cork’ will be discussed by planners as the city takes a giant leap towards unlocking the potential of its vast docklands. Targeted as one of Europe’s flagship docklands projects, the opportunities offered by…
Posted June 14, 2017

€6.2 million redevelopment underway at Punchestown

Punchestown Racecourse has commenced phase two in the construction of their €6.2 million racecourse redevelopment. A stunning new grandstand is due to be completed by March 2018, in time for next year’s Irish National Hunt Festival. The principal feature of…
Posted June 12, 2017

Irish construction activity rises for 45th month

Activity in Ireland’s construction sector accelerated sharply last month and at one of the fastest rates in the 17-year history of the Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index. Figures released this morning show the sector continues to remain upbeat. The…
Posted June 8, 2017

Dublin crane count rises to 70 for June

 There were 70 construction cranes visible over the centre of Dublin on June 1st from the seventh floor of The Irish Times building on Tara Street. This is an increase of four – or 6 per cent – on May’s total of 66 and…
Posted June 7, 2017

Construction professionals expect improvement

The Construction Sentiment Survey 2017 was carried out by Causeway Technologies and Barbour ABI, with questions on subjects ranging from skills shortages and technological developments to rising materials costs and the implications of Brexit. Overall, respondents seem to be feeling…
Posted June 2, 2017

Skyscraper proposed for Eyre Square East Quarter

A 23-storey ‘skyscraper’ forms the focal point of proposals for the new Eyre Square East Quarter, which will include a new hotel, shops, offices, apartments and a public square. The Comer Group – who are behind the regeneration plans along…