Kilkee Sea Wall Remedial Works, Co. Clare

  • Client: Clare County Council
  • Value(€ million): €2.0M
  • Completion date: 2016
  • PUNCH services: Civil & Structural Engineering Services, Employer’s Representative, PSDP Services, Resident Engineer

Severe storms in January 2014 caused extensive damage to sections of the existing Kilkee sea wall and upper public roadway.

PUNCH were appointed by Clare County Council to design remedial works for the damage caused to the listed structure.  This involved replacing the two sections of the sea wall with a new retaining structure and protective front terrace.

Due to the proximity of the site to a Special Area of Conservation, environmental assessment of the design was integral in its development.  The main retaining wall is approximately 5m high and retains an upper road which also requires replacement due to storm damage.  Much of the original stonework was re-used in the replacement structure.

Siteworks included cast in-situ retaining wall, precast terrace retaining wall, stonework facades, foul sewer replacement, and works to the public road.  PUNCH also performed the role of Resident Engineer which involved liaising with the local community as well as ensuring a high quality finished product.  One section was completed for Summer 2015; and works on the second section was completed for Summer 2016.

PUNCH also performed the roles of Employer’s Representative and PSDP on the project.

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