Northside Prime Urban Centre

OCSC were appointed by N1 Developments Limited to develop masterplan traffic management proposals for a 19.5 hectare Prime Urban Centre Zone (PUC) located in Cromcastle, Dublin. The site straddles the heavily trafficked Oscar Traynor Road on the north side of Dublin City and is split into a number of specific areas including residential, community facilities, public realm, regenerated parkland and riverside walk along with a very significant retail development including both comparison and convenience offerings. The overall development comprises 940 residential units, 45,000 m2 nett lettable retail, library, medical centre, swimming pool, community centre and new transportation hub. The development includes over 3,000 underground car parking spaces.

OCSC worked closely with international masterplan architects Murray O’Laoire in the development of the scheme. Of significant interest was the development of a new public transportation hub to mitigate the impact of the retail element of the development. This required the design of a new bus centre and revision of existing bus routes to provide onward linkages to rail and metro centres as well as to Dublin Airport, Beaumont Hospital and Dublin City University all of which are major local employers.

OCSC provided alignment and junction control design, bus prioritisation designs, signage and delineation, traffic modelling, environmental impact statement and public consultation services for the project.