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Posted April 23, 2018

510 More Skyscrapers Are Planned For London

 London’s bulking up. The fly-through video above shows what the city might look like in the near future, if planned buildings all go ahead. Areas of rapid growth include Nine Elms and Battersea, the South Bank, the Square Mile…
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Posted April 18, 2018

Dublin crane count drops to 71 in April

There were 71 construction cranes visible over the centre of Dublin on April 1st. This is down seven on the previous month’s total and a drop of nine on the 80 recorded on December 1st, 2017 – the highest total…
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Posted April 16, 2018

Construction index shows growth for the month of March

There is good news for Ireland’s housing supply as the construction sector continues to pick up. Construction continued to increase during March despite disruption from the heavy snowfall. The Ulster Bank construction index out today shows activity continued to rise…
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Posted April 3, 2018

€117m sewage pipe plan for Cobh

Work on an underwater sewage pipe crossing Cork’s lower harbour will start this year as part of a €117m project to end the daily discharge of thousands of tonnes of raw sewage into the sea. Irish Water also said it…
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Posted March 29, 2018

Construction work to begin on the new DIT Grangegorman

Major construction work starts this week on the new Grangegorman campus for Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). The building of its two main teaching blocks, under a public-private partnership (PPP), was delayed by a failed legal challenge from an under-bidder…
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Posted March 28, 2018

Plans for 636 homes for Kildare and Cork suburbs

Plans for 636 residential properties in two developments have been submitted to An Bord Pleanála under the Government’s strategic housing development initiative. One of Ireland’s largest housebuilders, Cairn Homes, is seeking permission to build 320 houses, 142 apartments and and…
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Posted March 28, 2018

Number of completed houses up nearly 40pc

Almost 800 new housing units were completed in February this year, representing a 38pc increase from the same month last year, according to the latest Goodbody Housebuilding Tracker. In the opening two months of 2018, housing completions grew by 46pc…
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Posted March 27, 2018

Plans for Limerick to hit new heights

When the Clarion Hotel rose above Limerick’s Steamboat Quay in 2002, nearly everyone thought that the city had finally “arrived”. With a height of 53m – shorter than Dublin’s Liberty Hall – Murray O’Laoire’s elliptical 17-storey hotel tower became the…
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