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Timeframe

Stage 1

Identification and Development of a Preferred Scheme

12 Months

Stage 2

Planning process

12 Months

Stage 3

Detailed Construction Design, Compilation of Work Packages and the Preparation of Tenders for Contracts

9 Months

Stage 4

Construction Supervision & Project Management Services

18 Months

Stage 5

Handover of Works

2 Months


The project shall comprise up to five stages, as set out below.

Stage 1 – Scheme development and design

  • Commission all required baseline surveys, including topographic, site investigation, environmental and ecological surveys;
  • Identify and map the existing and potential future flood hazard and risk within the Study Area;
  • Prepare Environmental Constraints Report;
  • Carry out Appropriate Assessment Screening and Environmental Impact Assessment Screening;
  • If required, prepare a Natura Impact Statement (NIS) and Environmental Impact Assessment Report;
  • Identify viable structural and non-structural measures and options for the effective and sustainable management of flood risk in Mountmellick;
  • Develop and identify a preferred scheme for Mountmellick, including the preparation of a cost benefit assessment for the preferred scheme.

Stage 2 – Planning process

  • Complete the necessary planning and any other statutory processes, to progress the preferred Scheme through Part 8 / Part 10 Planning under the Planning and Development Act 2000 or under Strategic Infrastructure, which may include:
    • Submission to An Bord Pleanála,
    • Public Display,
    • Oral Hearing,
    • CPO of lands required for the implementation of the preferred scheme,
    • Section 50 Consents etc.

Stage 3 – Detailed Construction Design and Tender

  • To undertake and complete the detailed design of the final preferred scheme;
  • Prepare the Scheme for Confirmation by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform;
  • Prepare Contract Documents and undertake the procurement of a works contractor to construct the Scheme.

Stage 4 – Construction

  • Provide ongoing detailed design as required during the construction phase;
  • Supervise the construction of the works;
  • Supervise the contract

Stage 5 – Handover

  • Commissioning of the completed works
  • Preparation of final accounts