The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 84 (2006) > Issues > Issue 16 > Dundrum town centre redevelopment
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Dundrum town centre redevelopment

Dundrum is in Dublin’s southern suburbs and has been undergoing major regeneration works during the last 5 years. These works have included a new town bypass that will eventually link into the M50 Southern Cross motorway, a new LUAS station (light transit system) with links to Dublin city centre and a major redevelopment of Dundrum town centre itself. Phase 1 of the town centre redevelopment covers a 22 acre site and provides a mixture of retail, office and apartment accommodation. Structural steelwork was chosen for the main superstructure and the steelwork fabricator was brought on to the design team at an early stage. A feature of this project is the partnership developed between the consulting engineer, architect, project manager, main contractor and specialist subcontractors. The project has required a flexible approach to change whether this is due to specific client requests or through the adoption of the latest techniques to accelerate the construction programme. This approach has been beneficial to all parties, not least the client and has lead to all construction milestones being met despite a typically tight programme and numerous design changes along the way. Chris Durand, BEng(Hons), PhD, CEng, MIStructE, MWeldI Chief Design Engineer, Fisher Engineering Ltd