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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) located at Crown Square, Mervue, Galway City. The masterplan vision for the application site comprises residential, leisure, local services and ancillary accommodation on an integrated campus with commercial office, technology and hotel use over a double basement.

Crown Square Case study 1

Crown Square Case study 2

Crown Square Case study 3

Crown Square Case study 1

Crown Square Case study 2

Project challenges

The subject lands comprised a brownfield site where development had previously commenced on site, and substantial works had been completed. Following the onset of the economic recession in 2008, the development was put on hold, and the site was boarded up. In 2018, a new masterplan vision for the site was developed to create a distinctive city quarter on a vacant brownfield site.

The proposed development recognises the need to ensure appropriate densities and a mix of uses, particularly in areas needing considerable renewal and rejuvenation, such as the subject lands. Important pedestrian and cyclist connections are also incorporated into the design by creating links between Monivea Road and Joyces Road. This provides an accessible street network for disabled users, walkers, and cyclists. It is considered that the proposed development will bring significant socio-economic benefits to the community and be a catalyst for further investment in the area.

Main services provided


Planning advice

Provision of planning, ecological and environmental input to the multi-disciplinary design team led by Henry J Lyons Architects. The preparation of a comprehensive Planning Report, Environmental Impact Statement and Nature Impact Statement.

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