Hayes Higgins Partnership were appointed to provided Civil & Structural design services for 9 No. residential units in an existing urban context between Bulfin Road (Dublin 8) to the South and an existing private right of way to the North. The 9 No. dwellings consisted of 2 No. detached and 2 No. semi-detached houses, as well as 5 No. apartments. All the houses were double storied. The scope of works was to include:

- Provide Relevant Consultancy Services in the aforementioned discipline to the 9 No. dwelling development.

- Audit compliance with planning condition guidelines, taking account of conditions attached and revisions to tender document to ensure planning compliance.

- Attendance at all site meetings, supervision of the works and sign off of housing development.


The structure consisted of:

  • Strip foundations and rising walls to the structure.

  • External walls to house types were constructed as 300mm cavity walls, consisting of 100mm plastered inner block leaf and 100m rendered block or fair-faced brick outer leaf. The apartment block external walls were constructed the same, but with the inner leaf as 215mm plastered blockwork (i.e. 415mm external wall).

  • Internal walls were constructed as a mixture of 100mm plastered blockwork and stud partitioning.

  • All ground floors were constructed as concrete slabs. Floors separating units were concrete – i.e. all floors of the apartment block. All other floors were constructed as timber joists and planking.

  • Roof trusses were constructed using timber.



Name of Project: Bulfin Road Residential Scheme, Dublin 8 

Means of Procurement: Traditional Contract

Client: City Architects Department


In addition to the design of the structural elements within the project Hayes Higgins Partnership also undertook the following civil engineer works:

  • Design of car parking within the development.

  • Design of storm water drainage system including attenuation tank for the development.

  • Design of over 200m of external boundary wall

  • Design of foul water drainage system for the development.


Description of Role:

Civil Structural Engineering Services

Temporary Works Design

Total Capital Value:


Design Team:

Architect: SBA Architects 
Civil Structural: Hayes Higgins Partnership
Mechanical Electrical: VMRA Consulting Engineers