Urban Renewal

GMC have undertaken a varied scope of urban renewal projects for both private clients and a significant number of the country’s local authorities. We have recently undertaken the installation of extensive areas of granite setts, kerbing and paving either side of the award winning Thomas Beckett Bridge which spans the River Liffey in Dublin. As part of the project we constructed tree pits within the footpath areas in addition to installing a network of communications ducts, equipment power supply, signalling and street lighting ducts and associated chambers.

Other urban renewal projects undertaken within Dublin include the installation of Quality Bus Corridors and new cycle tracks alongside existing carriageways.

We have previously undertaken a significant urban renewal project in Athy on behalf of Kildare County Council. The project included the upgrading of the roadway entrance road to a park, the construction of car parking bays, a section of footpath through the park, topsoiling and landscaping together with the construction of seating and fishing bays alongside the river. We successfully completed a footpath upgrade project where defective sections of footpaths were removed and replaced in various towns within Kildare.

GMC continues to foster relationships with Local Authorities and on an ongoing basis is involved in the reconstruction of existing carriageway, paved areas and footpaths with both new and salvaged paving materials. We use our best endeavours to recycle reinstatement materials where possible for both environmental considerations and to minimize the effect our works have on the natural surroundings. Since the majority of these works are performed in areas of high density population we, through our Customer Service Centre, endeavour to maintain a continuous dialogue with the community and other interested parties as work progresses to ensure that everyone develops a sense of ownership.

Most recently GMC Utilities Group have undertaken an urban renewal project in Balbriggan for Fingal County Council. The project included the construction of a cycle lane, installation of insitu concrete kerbing, footpath construction, landscaping, road marking and signage, the works were undertaken alongside the main R132 road where managing traffic flow was a considerable challenge.