Tobin Consulting Engineers were commissioned by Greenway Properties Ltd to carry out an Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA) of proposed building development at a site on the Monivea Road, in the suburbs of Galway City. The project proposes to develop 52 residential houses and one commercial unit. The commercial unit is proposed to be 2,800 m2, with three floors consisting of both shops and offices. Construction on site will employ typical residential construction methodologies including groundworks, provision of road and drainage services, filling of lands to proposed site levels, raft foundations, and traditional building construction for the proposed structures.
Preparation of this study included both a desk study and a field survey of the site and surrounding areas. There were no seasonal constraints in undertaking this assessment and the work was undertaken during ideal survey conditions.