Whelan House O’Rahily House

Precinct Improvement Scheme


Whelan House O’Rahilly House - Precinct Improvement Scheme


Barrett Mahony Consulting Engineers


Dublin City Council


Construction, Residential

Dublin City Council commissioned the major improvement scheme at Ringsend, Dublin 4, and entrusted the work of clearing the site by demolishing existing storage buildings and providing privatised spaces for ground for residential units to GEM Construction. The Consulting Engineers were Barrett Mahony.

It was a difficult project, requiring great attention to health and safety, and to the minimising of inconvenience to local residents. Hoardings needed to be erected, and all normal services had to be retained during the work, even when those services needed to be diverted, and, in the case of drainage, re-laid. New hard and soft landscaping was provided.

The work needed to be completed on a phased basis, and GEM, as the Project Supervisor Construction Stage (PSCS) was responsible for ensuring that this was done according to specification.

Restricted Space

The logistics were further complicated by the size of the site itself. It was very restricted, in an inner-city location, and required the interests, convenience and safety of local residents, who were also involved in the phased handover through occupants’ representatives, to be considered at all times.

On Time and Within Budget

“The project was delivered on time and within the client’s budget.”

The Chartered Quantity Surveyors, who acted for Dublin City Council on the project, were clearly more than satisfied with the outcome.

Value: €4,000,000