Sweco In Ireland
Sweco Ireland, with offices in Cork and Dublin, provides multi-disciplinary services including Active Travel, Acoustics Consultancy, Assigned Certifier, Energy, Environmental Compliance, Environmental Impact Assessments, Health and Safety, Transport, Transport Planning and Water. With 30 years’ experience in Ireland and supported by an extensive network of industry experts in our UK and European offices, our offering allows us to work holistically with all stakeholders. Our expertise and innovation enables us to design and deliver solutions which minimise the use of natural resources and provide value for our clients throughout the project lifecycle.
Sweco is committed to promoting more sustainable and active modes of transport and travel. The transport planning team has extensive experience in planning and delivering active travel projects across Ireland and the UK. We work with key stakeholders to develop and implement strategies and infrastructure that aims to connect communities with important areas and facilities including town centres, healthcare and education.
Our team supports clients from higher education, health and local authorities to private sector developers with an interest in achieving planning consent and integrating their developments with new infrastructure. From designing new cycle routes in urban and rural areas to undertaking travel behaviour change campaigns that promote walking and cycling to universities, we carry out standalone projects or work as part of a wider masterplan.
Our approach to developing integrated transport strategies examines how all modes of transport-pedestrian, bicycle, public transport, car can contribute to developing long term solutions to transport problems.
Sweco carries out studies for clients to inform the decision-making process, whether making recommendations for access improvements to developments on behalf of the developer, informing major infrastructure projects or an assessment of impact on roads to access new housing. We help achieve clients’ planning objectives, with robust, sustainable proposals.
Our work considers the needs of all forms of transport, including access, parking, cycle routes and changes to road layouts, as well as integration with public transport hubs. The team also has experience in planning and implementing communication and engagement activities as part of the project delivery.
Sweco works with clients, using the latest modelling tools as part of a wider package, to help achieve desired outcomes for developments and improvements to complex transport requirements. We support clients throughout the economic assessment process, in analysing the operational, economic and environmental factors of the scheme, using recognised appraisal methodologies and modelling tools, such as TUBA, COBALT and Quadro.
Tara O’Leary, Technical Director
Our transportation experts plan and design highway networks that support economic growth and connect people, goods and services. We are at the forefront of the digital revolution – using technology to enhance our delivery and the safety and sustainability of our services across urban and inter-urban transport networks. Our team of over 250 professionals are located across twelve offices within the Ireland and the UK and operate through regional centres of excellence to deliver both local and national projects for a wide spectrum of public and private clients. Working with our colleagues from transport planning and environment, we deliver schemes throughout the project lifecycle – from early business case through to construction supervision. At our core is our ethos to work collaboratively with our clients and partners and support an inclusive and innovative environment.
John Nolan, Regional Director (Ireland)
Buildings & Urban Areas
Leading Acoustic Consultants in Ireland
With a full spectrum of acoustic consultancy services for Irish clients, we design acoustic solutions allowing developments to effectively meet end user expectations and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
Our specialist team of acoustic consultants in Ireland bring acoustic design excellence to a wide range of development projects across all sectors, delivering solutions that are appropriate, cost-effective, and sustainable.
Our local and global experience, working as part of multi-disciplinary project teams to the highest international standards, ensures the acoustic requirements of your project will be understood and achieved.
We are members of the Institute of Acoustics and are registered through the SITRI scheme, enabling us to undertake sound insulation testing to ensure compliance with building regulations. We are also able to undertake diagnostic testing to identify reasons for acoustic failures and advise on practical remedial measures.
Our acoustic consultants can help with the following:
- Environmental Noise Modelling
- Noise and vibration Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA, EIAR)
- Noise and vibration monitoring/surveys
- Sound insulation testing
- Acoustic design from concept to project handover
- Room acoustics (3D modelling)
- Mechanical noise and vibration control
- Acoustic commissioning (sound insulation, reverberation time, MEP, IPPC)
Our multi-disciplinary offering allows us to work holistically with all stakeholders, ensuring our designs are technically robust whilst also delivering elegance and value. The common bond throughout any project is communication and personal relationships. We provide analysis, design and site monitoring for all aspects of building related projects. Our expertise and knowledge allow us to design and deliver solutions which minimise the use of natural resources and provide value for our clients throughout the project lifecycle.
Water, Energy & Industry
Asset Management converts the aims of an organisation into the practical implications for acquiring, creating, maintaining, disposing or renewing assets to deliver those aims. Sweco’s asset management team helps clients to deliver the maximum value from their fixed assets: people, finance, equipment, technology, land, buildings or structures, to enable the highest possible standards of service delivery, within risk and financial constraints. We are approved as endorsed assessor by the Institute of Asset Management (IAM) for PAS 55 and ISO 55000.
Sweco delivers tailored environmental compliance services to industry/manufacturing, energy and government agencies. We work with our clients to guide them through the permitting and licensing processes, develop and implement audit programmes and provide regulatory advice by drawing on our network of in-house technical and regulatory expertise.
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Planning
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Planning
Our environmental specialists guide significant infrastructural projects through the Environmental Impact Assessment process. Our expertise includes:
- EIAR and Appropriate Assessment preparation
- Stakeholder and public consultations
- Planning applications and planning compliance requirements
- First and third-party appeals
- Expert witness
- Construction Environmental Management Plan preparation
With over 20 years’ experience, Sweco leads the way in providing renewable energy from wind sources. Our clients benefit from our expertise in Europe and the UK, which we bring to Irish projects, offering unrivalled design, engineering, environmental and consultancy capabilities. We work collaboratively with developers, contractors and investors in finding solutions to the most complex and demanding projects.
With our partners, we provide a fully integrated service in the design, construction and installation of innovative concrete gravity foundations. We also provide technical and project due diligence services to offshore wind projects across Europe and have worked with partners to develop a concrete gravity base foundation design specifically for use in the deeper waters of the UK Round 3 market.
Onshore Wind and Hydro
Onshore Wind and Hydro
Sweco’s commitment to renewable energy is demonstrated by our team of consultants and engineers who have contributed to more than half of all wind farms built in the UK and Ireland. We are an industry leader in the development of onshore wind as well as design and delivery of river-run hydro.
Whether it’s a single wind turbine, or one of the largest wind farms to be installed in Ireland, Sweco can provide specialist advice at every stage of development, from early planning and wind feasibility assessments to securing grid connections and support for detailed design and construction. Sweco’s extensive infrastructure engineering experience guarantees robust engineering as standard, coupled with efficient, imaginative and cost-effective designs.
Sweco supports the development of all renewable energy generation, particularly solar energy, as a low cost, sustainable option. We have expertise in the development of solar power installations for many purposes, from utility scale solar parks to new builds with renewable energy planning requirements. We can offer support and advice at every stage, from selecting feasible sites and PV system design, through to achieving grid connection, environmental planning, supplier selection and construction and project management. We can also advise lenders on the risk profile and viability of solar PV installations with a full lifecycle approach.
As leading independent third-party AC’s, we’re able to lead the full BCAR process. As the registered professional responsible for overseeing inspections and certifications, we follow Code of Practice guidelines with a standard suite of documents, bespoke software application and robust Quality Assurance procedures.
Working across all sectors we ensure timely project delivery, certification of completion and inclusion of the building on the register. We can also offer Design Certifier and Compliance Consultant roles as required.
Health & Safety
Health & Safety
Our Health & Safety specialist team offer innovative and creative solutions to Safety and Health Management for projects in regard to the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations. In line with these regulations we offer Project Supervisor Design Process (PSDP) services.
Our client base includes both domestic and corporate enterprises. Our highly qualified and experienced team deliver projects in a cooperative, inclusive and cost effective way offering extra value and comfort to our clients.
View the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations, here.