Client: The Commissioners of Public Works
Location: Co. Tipperary, Ireland
Project Value: €7.42m
Description: Flood alleviation works in the North Quay, Davis Road, Suir Island, Denis Burke Park, Old Bridge, Auk Stream, Hotel Minella, Kilgainy and Poulboy areas of Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
Ward & Burke were responsible for the construction of 880m of stone clad insitu concrete defence walls, in addition to 200m of insitu concrete flood defence walls around Suir Island, with a sheetpile foundation acting as a water cut off.
The project also provided for the full road/street reconstruction in an urban environment to NRA specification, for works comprising the following;
With an AADT of 5,674, traffic management for the scheme was planned, designed and implemented by Ward & Burke. Temporary fencing and alternative farm accesses were required during this project.
The contract required liaison with numerous stakeholders along the route of the stormwater pipeline including Clonmel Town Council and South Tipperary County Council divisions, National Parks and Wildlife, Fisheries, local businesses and residents/landowners, ESB, Telecom, etc.
Works were undertaken in an archaeologically sensitive area adjacent to a Special Area of Conservation. This contract was based in an active business community on a river flood plain. Piling works were undertaken in restricted areas in close proximity to existing masonry structures, requiring pre-commencement structural surveys and extensive vibration monitoring during works. Certain areas where works were untaken posed challenges such as;