Tur Liath Housing

Tur Liath Housing
Cork County Council
Area of Expertise

This project consisted of the construction of 10 no. housing units on a derelict site, complete with associated site development and infrastructural works. The housing mix comprised of 3 no. two bed duplex town houses, 3 no. two bed apartments, 3 no. one bed apartments and 1 no. three bed detached house.

MMD Construction was the main Contractor and the Project Supervisor Construction Stage (PSCS) for the works at Oliver Plunkett Hill, Fermoy. This project was constructed for the Cork County Council under the Rebuilding Ireland programme. Rebuilding Ireland was designed to accelerate housing supply and tackle the country’s housing shortage.

As PSCS, MMD Construction had the responsibility of managing and coordinating all health and safety matters during the construction of the housing development which was located within a busy suburban area. All works were completed in accordance with the contract documents and complied with all statutory requirements including the Building Control Regulations and the Building Control (Amendment) Regulations. Furthermore, the site was located in an architectural conservation area, therefore strict compliance with the local authority’s Conservation Officer’s requirements was important.

The development was constructed on a busy main street which resulted in the requirement for very careful coordination of construction traffic because of road works which formed part of the Works Requirements. As a result, a detailed Pedestrian and Traffic Management Plan was generated prior to the works commencing, and this was implemented for the duration of the

The Pedestrian and Traffic Management Plan for the development
addressed the following items;
– Site establishment
– Transportation of plant and equipment
– Daily access to and from the site for all construction site personnel
– The transportation of material to the site
– Site demobilization

To accompany the Pedestrian and Traffic Management Plan, MMD Construction also developed a complete Stakeholder Engagement Plan which was used to engage all relevant stakeholders to achieve a successful outcome for the project. The Stakeholder Engagement Plan ensured that anyone who may have been affected by the project was kept informed and consulted throughout the project lifecycle. MMD Construction nominated a site representative to act as Stakeholder Liaison. The Stakeholder Liaison was tasked with the following;
– Identified by name and title the people, groups, and organisations who would be significantly impacted by the project
– Following an initial stakeholder meeting, identified the strategies and information that would beneficial to the stakeholders
– Managing ongoing stakeholder information