The multi-disciplinary team were commissioned to produce a detailed development strategy, a Masterplan, for residual lands at Heuston Station, Dublin. These were considered surplus to CIE’s core operation, the provision of transportation services. The Masterplan area stretches some 500m along the south bank of the River Liffey and includes the CIE owned site on the north bank at Connyham Road. The urban design proposals are to facilitate development of a new city quarter on the western edge of the city centre, incorporating an integrated inter-modal transport hub centred on the existing station, a new retail and commercial core, and a residential neighbourhood all with a high level of focus on open space provision and the public realm. The Masterplan establishes guidelines for use-mix, density, height, movement networks and green infra-structure and complements the statutory planning, LAP process, being undertaken by Dublin City Council for the Heuston area. Access to the landlocked site is greatly enhanced with a major new north south river crossing and greater connectivity to the surrounding areas is induced by a series of linear parks and boardwalks, pedestrian bridges and underpasses.



Client: CIE
Site area: c. 40 acres / 16 hectare
Appointed: July 2011
Status: Masterplan Complete January 2012
LAP Consultation On-going

In association with Terry Farrell and Partners Architects, Arups, AIT and TPA