CASE STUDIES – Drainagne2017-04-26T11:54:18+00:00



Bray Seafront Plaza

Upgrades to Bray’s sea-front plaza on Strand Road have recently been completed. This high-quality plaza has greatly enhanced the public space on Bray’s famous seafront.

Placed as it is, in the centre of the local community, it is regularly used by both residences and business in the area. It provides the opportunity to sit and relax while also allowing people to move about easily and comfortably between amenities, cafes, and businesses on both sides of Strand Road.

It provides a coherent connection between the footpaths and cycle tracks on either side and […]

The Butler Art Gallery, Kilkenny

McCullough Mulvin Architects transformed a former stone hospice into a new home for the Butler Gallery and a cultural centre in Kilkenny. Galco was a one-stop-shop for all drainage systems used during the renovation.

The Evans Home, a former Almshouse, has been sensitively restored and combined with contemporary interventions, in the form of two, two-storey contemporary bronze-anodised extensions to form an aggregate of the old and the new.

Particular attention was paid to the design of the outdoor spaces, which house a sculpture garden, children’s areas, and an archaeological site.

Being an […]

Store St. Youghal drained with Monotec

Recyfix Monotec drains Store Street project in Youghal. Cork County Council chose it for its lightweight, high capacity, fast installation, and monolithic drainage system.

One of the biggest challenges of the project was to find the most suitable drainage solution that would solve the following issues:

Strength, min D400 loading.

Robustness, suitable for vans and trucks twisting/turning on it.

Larger than usual drainage capacity.

Heel-safe for pedestrians.

Corrosion-resistant because of its close proximity to the sea.

Ready to take a high volume of car traffic and trucks doing deliveries.

Aesthetically pleasing. […]


O’Flynn specifies Paverslot in €500m Cork development

Ballincollig Town Centre, located just outside Cork city, is one of the most ambitious mixed developments to be undertaken outside of Dublin. Ballincollig’s 15,000+ residents can expect a dramatic increase in their residential, commercial and working population. Developer O’Flynn Construction is responsible for the overall development of this €500m project.
“This development is one of the largest in Cork and it’s one of the largest I’ve worked on,” says Contracts Manager John O’Mahony. John studied civil engineering in Cork and has been with O’Flynn Construction […]


Millpark’s invisible ‘Fire Road’ a Safe Bet

Five years on and the large-scale Millpark residential development on Clondalkin’s Old Nangor Road is almost complete. Developers Town Park Estates began construction at Millpark in 2002.
Designed by Dublin architects Fenton-Simons and DBFL Engineers, Millpark is located in the historic village of Clondalkin where local shops retain their heritage with names such as Mill, Tower, Monastery and Village.
The estate is built around a large central ‘village green’ area. There are 180 units in total with 16 three-bed houses and four apartment blocks. The rest […]

Kerry, Cork and Heathrow Airports

Kerry, Cork and Heathrow Airports rely on Recyfix Hi-Cap – High Capacity Channel – for their drainage needs.

Kerry Airport is the latest airport to install Recyfix Hi-Cap drainage system from Galco for the hanger areas. Previously specified for Cork Airport apron extension and Heathrow’s aircraft maintenance area, high capacity channel offers many advantages over conventional channel drainage, particularly as it provides extra storage capacity for days when exceptionally high levels of rainfall occur.

High Capacity channel airports Ireland Galco 2

The principle purpose of […]

Recyfix Sport wins out on Letterkenny running tracks

The demand for athletics tracks is on the increase in Northern Ireland and no doubt one of the key influences is the 2012 UK Olympics, with some of the North’s tracks planned for use in training.
Ballymena-based Sports Surfaces Ireland is a market leader in the design, construction and installation of synthetic sports and play surfaces. Last October they completed outdoor sports facilities including three natural pitches, an athletics track and all-weather pitches at the new Letterkenny Leisure Park & Community Facilities, commissioned by Letterkenny Town Council.
Project managed by architect John […]

UCD Roebuck Hall

Robust Recyfix specified on UCD’s Roebuck Hall

THE sheer volume of over 20,000 students trekking through campus and in and out of student accommodation is bound to take its toll. Dublin architects Kavanagh Tuite were called upon to design the new Roebuck Hall Student Residence at UCD.
Kavanagh Tuite, based in Clonskeagh, Dublin 6, focuses on client service, meeting their needs, budgets and exceeding expectations through design and quality.

Fire Certificate Compliance

Heavy-duty vehicles such as high-reach and fire brigade appliances often have to get close to the façade of a building. In this […]

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