New Ross Emigrant Park

Urban Development & Public Realm

Location: Co. Wexford
Client: Wexford County Council
Status: Complete
Overall Project Value: €1M
Start Date: March 2020
End Date: October 2023

Brief Description

Project image New Ross Emigrant Park

Wexford County Council (WCC) have commissioned Fehily Timoney and Company (FT) as designers on the demolition and redevelopment of the fuel depot in New Ross Town. The depot consisted of 5 bulk fuel storage tanks and control building on a bunded site in the town.

The advanced works package included environmental site investigations and reporting, decommissioning of the tanks and site certification, demolition design, preparation of Part VIII planning application and tender for the redevelopment of the site into the public realm. FT has appointed long term partners Brady Shipman Martin to assist with the proposed Landscape Design.

The main works included the development of the Emigrant Park a high quality public realm including an elevated riverside promenade, upgraded pedestrian routes, events plaza, feature corten panels, soft landscaping, bespoke play feature and cantilevered river viewing platform.

The project was part funded The Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF) as part of Project Ireland 2040. The Emigrant Park was officially opened by Minister Heather Humphreys in October 2023.

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FT Responsibilities

FT’s overall objectives of this project are as follows:

  • Decommission and remove the structures in a safe and environmentally sustainable manner
  • Design, tender and administer advanced works demolition tender
  • Providing landscape architectural/public realm design services for the project
  • Assessing the existing in‐situ constructed elements for their suitability to be integrated within the existing works
  • To maintain and improve the flood defences on the site to match existing defences
  • Architectural design services to enhance the public realm in the area by opening the river vista and access, complement the Great New Ross Riverside Walk
  • Preparation of all contract documentation, procurement and tender administration for public realm works
  • Contract Administration in GCCC form of contract
  • Employers Representative and Clerk of Works

Project Statistics

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Decommissioning and removal of 5 bulk fuel storage tanks

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The year the Dunbrody Famine Ship was built in Quebec, Canada

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New Ross is home to the 35th President of the United States John F. Kennedy's great-grandfather Patrick Kennedy