Arup assisted Hines Ireland Ltd. with developing the masterplan for the Cherrywood landholding. Photo: Hines Real Estate; Arup assisted Hines Ireland Ltd. with developing the masterplan for the Cherrywood landholding. Photo: Hines Real Estate;

Cherrywood Infrastructure and Town Centre Development, Dublin

The Cherrywood Strategic Development Zone

Arup assisted Hines Ireland Ltd. with developing the masterplan for the Cherrywood landholding. The Cherrywood site (approx. 360 hectares) will be developed from 2015 to 2021.

Arup is assisting with the support to masterplan, roads phases 1 & 2, parks, town centre, as well as health & safety and traffic / transportation support aspects of the project. As part of the support to masterplan, Arup examined traffic and transportation, utilities, support to urban design, health & safety, sustainability and mapping. Arup is preparing the planning applications and detailed designs for roads phases 1 and 2. Arup has also assisted with the design and planning applications for the three large parks included in the masterplan.

Arup is providing civil / structural and transportation services for the town centre development. Traffic and transportation support is being provided to ascertain the existing traffic characteristics and predict the traffic distribution within the masterplan and wider area network. Road infrastructure is being assessed and a Cherrywood Planning Scheme Model and Parking Access Strategy have been developed. Arup was also commissioned to carry out the design for Roads Phase 2, which includes the remaining town centre road network, as well as two bridge structures.

Arup is supporting Hines on all engineering aspects of the overall masterplan, particularly in liaising with other landowners, the local authority, the development agency and key stakeholders such as Transport Infrastructure Ireland and the National Transport Authority.

Arup was also appointed by Hines to prepare a safety management strategy document for the proposed overall site development and to assist them in its implementation. The safety management strategy document was issued in October 2015 and addresses issues such as competency of designers, contractors and other parties, co-ordination of safety aspects of projects on the site and implementation of mitigation measures to protect the safety of members of the public. Arup ensured that all aspects of health and safety legislation were addressed. Arup is also providing PSDP services on multiple individual developments within the Cherrywood Scheme.