The project will comprise of five stages, as set out below:

Stage I – Options Assessment, Scheme Development and Design

  • Carry out the review and assessment of the technical analysis and preferred measures identified in the Shannon CFRAM Study Reports and the FRMP for Unit of Management 24.
  • Hydrological and hydraulic modelling.
  • Geotechnical Assessment
  • Identification and undertaking of baseline environmental surveys.
  • Carrying out a Constraints Study to identify the key environmental issues in the study area, which may be impacted upon by possible flood alleviation measures, and/or which may impose constraints on the viability and/or design of one or more measures.
  • Assessment of potential flood risk management options to alleviate the risk of flooding to the community of Adare.
  • Selection, development and design of a preferred option (the ‘Scheme’).
  • Preparation of an initial Appropriate Assessment Screening Statement, Natura Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Assessment Reports.

Stage II – Planning/Development Consent Processes

  • Preparation of documentation required to progress the Scheme through the necessary planning and other statutory processes.

Stage III – Detailed Construction Design and Tender

  • Undertake and complete the detailed construction design of the Scheme.
  • Preparation of contract documents and undertaking the procurement of the works contractor to construct the Scheme.

Stage IV – Construction Supervision & Project Management Service

  • Supervision of the construction of the Scheme, and provision of Project Management Services.

Stage V – Handover of Works

  • An outline programme is shown below for the Adare Flood Relief Scheme, which is the current best estimate.  This is subject to change as the Project progresses.
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