Crown Square – Galway’s €200m development

Construction has begun on the first phase of Crown Square, a €200 million mixed-use development in Galway. Crown Square will feature 5.2 hectares (13 acres) of office, hotel, and housing developments in on the outskirts of the city in Mervue.

The scheme will comprise of five office blocks ranging from three to six storeys and a 175-room hotel.

When completed the five office blocks will be able to accommodate 3,100 workers between them, while the hotel and other facilities would bring total employment capacity on site to an estimated 3,500 people.

Developers and building contractors, JJ Rhatigan have recently began main works on phase 1 of Crown Square.

Architectural CGI of Crown Square phase 1 development, Mervue, Galway.
Architectural CGI of Crown Square phase 1 development, Mervue, Galway.

Green light for Crown Square phase 2

An Bord Pleanála have recently granted a 10-year planning permission for phase 2 of Crown Square. The strategic housing development will feature 288 apartments and amenity accommodation.

The scheme will comprise of 3 blocks ranging in 5 to 8 storeys and feature a mix of one-, two- and three-bed apartments.

A commercial development with a cumulative gross floor area of 4,096 sqm will provide amenities such as a restaurant, café, local convenience store, a pharmacy, 5 retail/commercial units, a crèche, a fitness/leisure facility and
A medical centre.

Architectural CGI of Crown Sqaure phase 2 development, Mervue, Galway.
Architectural CGI of Crown Sqaure phase 2 development, Mervue, Galway.

Crown Square phase 1 project details:

Project name: Crown Square phase 1 – residential development.

Site location: Former Crown Equipment Site, Junction of Monivea Road and Joyces Road, Mervue

Planning stage: On-site

Planning documents: An Bord PleanalaDevelopment Website

Floor area: 51148 m2

Site area: 5.2 hectares

Finish date: 15/06/2022

Blocks: 5

Storeys: 6

Interior CGI of Crown Square phase 1 office development, Mervue, Galway.
Interior CGI of Crown Square phase 1 office development, Mervue, Galway.

Crown Square phase 2 project details:

Project name: Crown Square phase 2 – residential development.

Site location: Former Crown Equipment Site, Junction of Monivea Road and Joyces Road, Mervue

Planning stage: Planning granted

Planning documents: An Bord PleanalaDevelopment Website

Ref no: ABPREF304928

Floor area: 36475 m2

Site area: 5.1 hectares

Units: 288

Blocks: 3

Storeys: 5 – 8

Architectural CGI of Crown Sqaure phase 2 development, Mervue, Galway.
Architectural CGI of Crown Sqaure phase 2 development, Mervue, Galway.

Development team:

Developer: Crown Square Developments Limited are based on Father Griffin Road, Co. Galway

Architect: Henry J Lyons Architects are experts in architecture, interior design, masterplanning and heritage projects. They are based in Dublin 2.

Planning consultant: McCarthy Keville O’Sullivan is a company of just over 55 staff comprising a number of departments including planning, environment, ecology, ornithology, estates & project management and finance & administration. They are based on Tuam Road, Co. Galway.

Archaeologist: Aegis Archaeology Limited is an archaeological and heritage consultancy, providing a full range of archaeological services to the state, public and private sectors in Ireland. They are based on King’s Island, Co. Limerick.

Consulting engineer: Punch Consulting Engineers is one of Ireland’s leading and most experienced civil & structural engineering consultancies.

Landscape consultant: Cunnane Stratton Reynolds provides town planning, landscape architecture, environmental assessment and arboriculture services to developers and the public sector throughout Ireland and the UK from their offices in Dublin, Cork and Galway.

Main contractor: JJ Rhatigan & Company Limited (Head Office) is a leading main contractor at the forefront of the construction industry for over 65 years, combining speed and quality across a diverse range of capabilities.

CGI consultants: 3D Design Bureau are specialists in Architectural Visualisation, BIM and VR – Delivering Quality Design Planning and Marketing Solutions. For this project, Team 3DDB created a series of planning and marketing solutions including verified view montages, architectural, aerial and interior CGIs, and 3D walk-through animations. They are based in Dublin, Ireland.