O'Connell Street Regeneration (Phase 1)
Client: Dublin City Council
Engineer: Dublin City Council
Architect: N/A
Value: c. €5M
Period: May 2003 - July 2004

Description:

The first phase of the O'Connell Street Regeneration, called the Central Plaza, is a special civic space. Safety and comfort of use are integral parts of the design.

As part of that refurbishment, measures for the disabled and visually impaired have been put in place including tactile paving at controlled crossing points, sound signalling at controlled crossing points and flush curbs for the physically disabled at controlled crossing points. The detailed works included;

  • The repaving of the east and west footpaths, the northbound and southbound carriageway and the central median in front of the G.P.O. with granite flags
  • The repaving of the east and west footpaths and the central median at Lower O'Connell St. between Prince's St. North and Abbey St. with granite paving flags
  • The laying of new flexible pavement on the northbound and southbound carriageways of Lower O'Connell St. between Prince's St. North and Abbey St
  • Reconfiguration of existing carriageway incorporating revised vehicle lanes and increased pedestrian footpaths areas
  • Installation of a new public lighting scheme
  • Installation of street furniture together with tree planting and landscape works