Shackleton, Lucan





On Site


DBFL were appointed by Cairn to provide engineering services for this large-scale 907 unit residential development within the Adamstown Strategic Development Zone (SDZ). Phase 3 of which is currently under construction. The scope also included the completion of 1.5km of strategic link roads (Shackleton Drive, Shackleton Way, Gandon Drive) and services as part of the delivery of the wider Adamstown SDZ Masterplan.

DBFL provided civil, structural and transportation engineering services on the project from feasibility stage through various planning submissions, detailed design, tender, construction and handover of the various phases.
DBFL provided structural engineering services including BCAR inspections for the whole of the development which features 623 houses of mostly 3 and 4-bedroom houses, 186 duplex units and 3no. apartment blocks. One 4-storey apartment block of 60 units has a 2070sqm reinforced concrete basement incorporating 66 car parking spaces and plant while another 4-storey block of 38 units incorporates a two storey creche. The third block consists of 26 units over 5-stories. All apartment block surpestructures are constructed using precast concrete hollowcore floor slabs supported on loadbearing masonry walls.

The main civil infrastructure elements of the residential development designed by DBFL included almost 5km of Local Streets and Homezones as well as extensive networks of surface water drainage (4km), foul sewers (3.5km) and watermains (3.5km). The delivery of 1.5km of new Link Street type roads within the Adamstown SDZ also included the provision of 2 new signalized junctions, 1 new signalised Toucan crossing 13 minor priority access junctions to adjacent development lands, 3km of cycle paths and footpaths and various strategic services and utilities to serve the lands.

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