Clifton Scannell Emerson Associates (CSEA) was appointed by South Dublin County Council to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the development 106 Hectares of their flagship Business Park at Grangecastle, Clondalkin. The physical works which were the subject of the EIS included road network, water services and significant utility provision to facilitate the development of large scale industry/commercial operations.
CSEA managed the preparation of the EIS and engaged a range of specialists including Air and Noise Specialists, Ecologist, Archaeologist, Hydrologist, Hydro geologist and Landscape Architect. CSEA provided expertise in relation to material assets (water services and utilities), flood risk, traffic and construction process/impact.
The development of the proposed park incorporated a number of significant impacts on the local environment including the diversion of the Grifeen River, a salmonid river which traverses the park. Extensive consultation was undertaken with the Fisheries Board to develop a realigned river which maintained the quality of the ecosystem to sustain fish life.
The Business Park is now a major employment centre in the region with a number of multinational companies located there including Microsoft Ireland, Pfizer Inc., Takeda Ireland Ltd, IAWS and Grifols.