This project was developed on grounds adjacent to O’ Moore Park GAA ground in Portlaoise, just south of the centre of Portlaoise town, on the Abbeyleix road. The site is linear in shape with an average length of 220m and an average depth of 53m. The site area is 10,920m2.

This project involved the construction of a Multi-usage 40,000m2, 7 Storey development constructed in 3 blocks over a double basement to the entire footprint. The development comprises of Office and Business units on all levels, bar and Restaurant units at ground and first floor levels and residential apartments at first second and third floor levels. 

The buildings are designed to be elegant and contemporary, and are generally or linear form, made in materials of brick, glass, timber, steel and reconstituted stone, the buildings are of a slender proportion. They are constructed in structural steel framing, loadbearing block supporting precast floors, roof and clad in brick supported on a piled basement with Secant pile walls to perimeter.

The buildings are set back from the road edge, and an open plaza space is proposed above the road level providing significant space for pedestrian traffic, as is appropriate, given the proximity of O’Moore Park.


Parkside provides an appropriate mix of uses including the following:

Block A incorporates a licensed premises including bar, lounge, restaurant, and ancillary accommodation.

Block B incorporates retail shop units sub-divisible into two or more units, situated at Plaza level, 20 one-bedroom apartments and 36 two bedroom apartments situated at second, third, fourth and penthouse levels.

Block C incorporates retail space at upper basement/ground level, office space, childcare facility, and gym at plaza level. Office space, 40 two bedrooms apartments at second, third, fourth and penthouse levels.

Block D incorporates retail space at upper basement/ground level, with office space, at plaza level and two upper levels.

697 car parking spaces have been provided.



Name of Project: Parkside Development, Portlaoise

Means of Procurement: Design and Build, The Client G & L Properties, have a contracting wing, Portlaise Construction with whom we worked very closely to deliver a quality project.

Client: G & L Properties

Description of Role:

Civil Structural Engineering Services
Complete infrastructural design package
Temporary Works DesignProject Management of Engineering service

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