CASE STUDIES

Previous Projects

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    Center Parcs Longford Forest – Holiday Village extension

    MKO acted as the planning and environmental consultants for extending the existing Centre Parcs Longford Forest – Holiday Village in Ballymahon, Co. Longford.

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    Dexcom International Ltd.

    MKO secured planning permission on behalf of Dexcom International Ltd for their new medical device facility in Athenry, Co Galway. The facility will employ 1,000 people upon completion.

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    Galway County Council Wetland Classification

    Using desk-based spatial analysis, our GIS team identified potential sites for wetland rehabilitation in County Galway.

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    Ship Street Great Redevelopment

    MKO secured planning permission for a mixed-use commercial development at Ship Street Great Dublin 8 on behalf of Luxor Developments Ltd.

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    Tubbercurry Public Realm Enhancements Project – Part 8  

    MKO secured planning permission via the Part 8 Planning Process for public realm enhancements within the town centre of Tubbercurry.

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    Abbott Diagnostics

    MKO secured planning permission and retention planning permission for a pharma-tech commercial development at Abbott Diagnostics.

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    Apple Data Centre, Athenry

    MKO acted as planning consultants on Apple Computer’s first phase of an €850 million data centre.

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    Ardderroo Wind Farm, Co. Galway

    MKO secured planning permission, on behalf of Ardderroo Windfarm Ltd.

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    Atlantic Technological University – Reconfiguration of ATU’s Room 509′ Lecture Theatre

    Our Project Management team is providing project management services to ATU’s Galway City Campus for the conversion of the former ‘Room 509’ tiered lecture theatre.

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    Atlantic Technological University (ATU) – Science labs

    Our Project Management team provided project management services to ATU to construct six new science labs at the Galway City Campus to accommodate ATU’s growing School of Science.

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    Barr an Uisce, Ballybane More Road, Galway

    MKO provided a comprehensive project management service from project inception through handover and beyond for the Barr An Uisce housing development.

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    Barrigone Waste Management

    MKO was the overall project manager responsible for preparing the EIAR and planning application.

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    Castlemore Quarry extension

    MKO was commissioned by Roadstone to prepare an Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) to accompany a planning application for a vertical extension to Castlemore Quarry, Co. Cork.

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    Coillte Hazelwood Forest

    MKO has been commissioned by Coillte Nature to establish a number of long-term biodiversity monitoring plots in the woodland habitats at Hazelwood Forest, Co. Sligo.

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    Coillte NIS Project

    Provision of ecological advice, appropriate assessment screening reports and natura impact statements to Coillte.

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    Coshla Quarry extension

    MKO was commissioned by Coshla Quarries Ltd to prepare an Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR), to accompany a planning application to expand the extraction area of the existing Coshla Quarry.

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    Crown Square, Mervue, Galway City

    MKO secured planning permission on behalf of Crown Square Development Ltd for a mixed-use commercial and Strategic Housing Development (SHD).

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    Derrinlough Wind Farm

    MKO secured planning permission for a wind farm development, on behalf of Bord na Móna Powergen Ltd at Derrinlough, Co Offaly.

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    Finnegans Sand Quarry

    MKO was commissioned by Finnegans Sand Ltd. to prepare a Planning and Environmental Report (PER), to accompany a planning application for an extension to the existing Finnegans Sand Quarry,

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    Glanway Ltd Industrial Emissions Licence Review

    Glanway Ltd commissioned MKO to prepare an Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) Licence review application for its existing waste management facility at Belview Port, County Kilkenny.

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    Hardiman Hotel

    Our Project Management team provided complete management service for the refurbishment of The Hardiman Hotel throughout all stages of the project’s lifecycle.

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    Killarney National Park Biosphere Reserve Periodic Review

    MKO completed a periodic review of the Killarney National Park UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in conjunction with the National Parks and Wildlife Service and Kerry County Council.

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    Knocknamork Renewable Energy Development

    MKO secured planning permission from Cork County Council for a renewable energy development on behalf of Knocknamork Ltd.

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    Lawlor Soil Recovery Facility

    MKO was commissioned by Noel Lawler Sand & Gravel Ltd. to prepare an Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) to accompany a planning application for the infilling of a quarry void to return the land to beneficial use.

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    N17 Knock to Collooney

    MKO provided all the required ecological and biodiversity services to inform an options selection process for upgrading the N17 between Knock and Collooney.

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    N59 Road Upgrade Scheme, Maam Cross, Co Galway

    MKO was commissioned by Clare Civil Engineering (CCE) to fulfil the role of Project Environmental Manager for this development during its construction phase.

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    New Port of Galway

    MKO has provided strategic planning advice to Galway Harbour Company, including its application for a new port extension.

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    Shannon-Fergus estuaries waterbird usage surveys

    MKO was appointed by Clare County Council to carry out a large-scale bird usage survey of the River Shannon and River Fergus Estuaries Special Protection Area (SPA).

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    The Bish Relocation

    MKO’s Project Communications team managed the delivery of a strategically thought-out public consultation campaign for St Joseph’s Patrician College Galway (The Bish).

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    Three castles

    MKO provided all the required ecological services for the conservation works undertaken at Terryland Castle, Merlin Castle and Menlo Castle in Galway City.

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    University of Galway, Student Accommodation

    Provision of planning, ecological and environmental input to the multi-disciplinary design team led by Coady Architects.

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    Wind and Solar site identification

    Our GIS team has successfully conducted site identification for multiple clients, specialising in identifying new wind and solar farm sites for developers.

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