Wolfe Tone Park

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Completion Date:

May 2022

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Dublin City Council





Service provided:

Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Structural


Brian O’Rourke

O’Connor Sutton Cronin was appointed by Dublin City Council to bring the design of the Public Realm and Streetscape of Wolfe Tone Park and Street from preliminary design through detailed design, tender, construction, and handover. Wolfe Tone Street and Park are located within a busy area of Dublin City adjacent to the LUAS and Jervis Street.

  • The Overriding Purpose of the project was to improve the public realm to make it safer and more attractive for pedestrians while improving the facilities for local businesses.
  • The upgrade of new public lighting along with new landscaping and greenery makes the area attractive to businesses and encourages pedestrians to remain longer on the street and park.
  • OCSC set about meeting each of the design criteria but also with the restriction that the site is home to a historic graveyard, which meant that excavation works were to be kept to a minimum and required ‘out of the box’ thinking.
  • Due to these restrictions, a large section of the park was raised by 600mm through the installation of large sections of granite which will act as a retaining wall.
  • The finishes to the scheme included the installation of antique natural stone cobbles along Wolfe Tone Street, reclaimed granite curbing, and new Leinster paving to uplift and enhance the area.
  • The landscaped area was populated with a variety of trees, hedging, planting, and a hybrid grass area, and a series of existing benches were upgraded and enhanced through granite cladding and treated timbers to provide an inviting public realm area.
  • The park area was fitted out with a series of underground power units to facilitate an ‘events’ area and a potential site of gatherings post restrictions.

OCSC fulfilled the roles of Designers (Civil, Structural, and M&E), Employers Representatives, Resident Engineer, PSDP, and Conflict Resolution.

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