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Grafton Street Quarter Improvement Project – Update February 2017

  •  The public realm improvement works to Grafton Street, Johnson’s Court and the section of Wicklow Street from Grafton Street to Clarendon Street, are complete.
  • Part 8 planning approval is in place for public realm improvement works to the Chatham Street, Harry Street, Balfe Street area and the detailed tender documentation is almost complete. It is expected to seek tenders for these works in March / April 2017. Following the appointment of a contractor, works will commence later this year.
  • Detailed designs are being finalised in respect of proposed public realm improvement works for Clarendon Street / Clarendon Row and it is planned to seek Part 8 planning approval for these works in the coming months.

For queries, please contact by email: graftonstreetquarter@dublincity.ie or telephone (01) 222 5124

Grafton Street Improvement Scheme – Update for August 2013

The first phase of the repaving of Grafton Street, from South King Street to Chatham Street, is nearly complete. Dublin City Council expects that work on the second phase will begin on Thursday 8th August.

This would see the section on the north end of Grafton Street between Nassau Street to Wicklow Street repaved by November 2013.

The improvements are essential and will play a key part in improving Grafton Street as a retail environment and a destination.

Dublin City Council has engaged extensively with local businesses and business representative groups in relation to the project. Pedestrian access, access for shoppers and emergency access will be maintained at all times during the works and all businesses will remain open. However, there will be restrictions on vehicular access to businesses within the Phase 2 work area and businesses will need to put alternative arrangements in place for deliveries and for bin collections etc. Delivery drivers on Grafton Street can help by ensuring that they make their deliveries as efficiently as possible and that they exit Grafton Street as soon as their delivery is completed.

The Dublin City Council improvement works on Grafton Street are taking place on a phased basis and will continue over an 18-month period, with an expected completion date in October 2014. This includes an 8-week cessation to facilitate Christmas and New Year sales.

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Project timelines
  • St. Stephen’s Green North to junction with Chatham Street:June - Aug 2013
  • Nassau Street to junction with Wicklow Street: Aug- Nov 2013
  • Wicklow Street to junction with Duke Street: Jan-Apr 2014
  • Duke Street to junction with South Anne / Harry Street: Apr - Aug 2014
  • South Anne / Harry Street to junction with Chatham Street: Aug-Nov 2014

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The first section of the newly repaved Grafton Street is now open to pedestrians and the general public. The works have been proceeding very well and Dublin City Council is satisfied that Phase 1 of the project (St. Stephen’s Green North to Chatham Street) is on-course to meet its expected completion date of September 2013.

However, some concerns have been expressed about staining on the new paving stones. The Grafton Improvement Scheme (which includes repaving, new public lighting and street furniture) will play a key part in improving Grafton Street as a retail environment and a destination. The finished project will be of a very high standard. The current staining will be addressed as follows:

Once the current Phase 1 is fully completed (the section from South King Street to Chatham Street), it is proposed to thoroughly clean the entire area and a sealant will be applied to the stone. This sealant will facilitate the future cleaning of the paving and the removal of stains, gum and dirt

  • As granite is a natural material it is normal that stains appear initially. Use and weathering will reduce the appearance of stains
  • Stains are more noticeable because of the recent very dry weather and the lack of rainfall, which in normal circumstances would wash away much of the staining

The improvement works are progressing well and Phase 2 (the section from Nassau Street to Wicklow Street) is due to commence in September.

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Repaving of Grafton Street begins

Dublin City Council’s improvement works to Grafton Street begin on Wednesday morning, 19th June.

The improvements are essential and will play a key part in improving Grafton Street as a retail environment and a destination.

The section of Grafton Street from South King Street to Chatham Street will be the first to be repaved. This part of the project (Phase 1) is expected to finish in September 2013.

Dublin City Council has engaged extensively with local businesses and business representative groups in relation to the project. Pedestrian access, access for shoppers and emergency access will be maintained at all times during the works and all businesses will remain open. However, there will be restrictions on vehicular access to businesses within the Phase 1 work area and businesses will need to put alternative arrangements in place for deliveries and for bin collections etc. Delivery drivers on Grafton Street can help by ensuring that they make their deliveries as efficiently as possible and that they exit Grafton Street as soon as their delivery is completed.

The Dublin City Council improvement works on Grafton Street are taking place on a phased basis and will continue over an 18-month period, with an expected completion date in October 2014. This includes an 8-week cessation to facilitate Christmas and New Year sales.

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Project timelines

1 St. Stephen’s Green North to junction with Chatham Street June-Sept 2013
2 Nassau Street to junction with Wicklow Street Sept- Nov 2013
3 Wicklow Street to junction with Duke Street Jan-Apr 2014
4 Duke Street to junction with South Anne / Harry Street Apr-Aug 2014
5 South Anne / Harry Street to junction with Chatham Street Aug-Nov 2014

 

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22nd May 2013: Dublin City Council launches Grafton Street Improvement Scheme

 

Dublin City Council today launched the Grafton Street Improvement Scheme. This highly-anticipated €4m project will see the street’s existing red brick surface replaced with high quality natural stone, new public lighting and street furniture. The stone will be granite in the main and a significant portion comes from the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains.

The essential works will begin in early June and finish in November 2014. They will play a key part in improving Grafton Street as a retail environment and a destination. The council also announced that KN Networks won the competitive tender to repave the street....Read More

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Grafton Street to remain open during repaving project

Dublin City Council has announced that pedestrians and shoppers will enjoy full access to businesses on Grafton Street during the street’s repaving.

Dublin City Council today gave notice that Phase 1 of the improvement works for Grafton Street will commence at the end of May on the section of the street between South King Street and Chatham Street. Pedestrians and shoppers will be able to access the area during the works and all businesses will remain open but there will be restrictions on vehicular movements and business delivery arrangements. The Phase 1 works are expected to continue from the end of May to the end of August, when Phase 2 works will begin.

The overall improvement project for Grafton Street will take place in a series of phases in order to minimise disruption to businesses and the public. The improvements will commence next month and continue until November, with a cessation of works to facilitate the Christmas and New Year shopping periods. Works will re-commence in January 2014 and continue until November 2014.

Dublin City Council will announce more comprehensive details of the repaving project shortly. This will include more details on the phasing, the materials to be used, a communications forum for businesses and stakeholders and impressions of how the street will look when finished.

The council recently successfully replaced the water valves on the street in advance of the repaving project. The street has not been repaved since the current red brick paving was completed in 1988.

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Update: Grafton Street Area – Water Network Improvements

Dublin City Council have completed the phased replacement of water valves on Grafton Street which commenced on Monday 25th February. These essential were carried out before work start on the repaving of Grafton Street later in the year. The new water valves will reduce water leakage in the future and result in a more efficient water supply.

Businesses on Grafton Street and on streets off Grafton Street experienced temporary interruptions to their water supply during these works. Dublin City Council informed the affected businesses of this and made every effort to keep the disruption to a minimum.

The main upgrade works for Grafton Street are scheduled to commence in May this year. The upgrade works will include the complete replacement of the existing brick surface which is in very poor condition and its replacement with a high quality natural stone surface, mainly granite. The street furniture, public lighting and other elements on the street will also be replaced.

For more information

Queries in relation to this project can be made to graftonstreetquarter@dublincity.ie or telephone 222 7394
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