Shannon Town and Free Zone

Project: Shannon Town and Free Zone
Completion Date: 2007
Client: Shannon Development
Project Value: €300m+
Services Provided: Civil and Structural Engineering, Project Management
Project Size:

Project Description

In 1960, Shannon Development announced plans for Shannon Free Zone (Industrial Park) and Shannon Town. The Free Zone was to be the first of its kind in the world, while the town would be the only new town constructed in Ireland for a period of 200 years. Garland were appointed to assess, plan, design and oversee the entire project and its associated costs. This involved planning and managing the construction of roads, roundabouts, foul sewers and stormwater drains, foul and stormwater pump houses, rising mains, and electrical gas and telecom services. The Town was fully landscaped throughout. The ground conditions (weak alluvial slits interspersed with peat pockets) called for pre-consolidation techniques, including vertical drainage to minimise future settlement. Our team also supervised the construction of  large pump houses which can discharge surface water at the rate of 15.5m3/ sec.  Development has taken place in a number of distinct phases in both the Town and Free Zone and today there are some 50 Km of roads throughout the Town and Free Zone.

Work included:

  • Topographical survey including site investigations, preliminary and detailed designs and cost estimates for site infrastructure.
  • Hydrological investigations.
  • Geotechnical appraisals.
  • Inputs to the overall Masterplan.
  • Liaison with Local Authority and Utility Companies.
  • Planning Applications.
  • Preparation of civil and structural engineering designs, drawings and tender documentation for industrial and commercial buildings.
  • Procurement, Project Management, Client Liaison, Site Supervision and Cost Control.
  • Approval of Shop Drawings, Assessment of Contractor Claims, Certification of Payments and Completed Works
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