Market Square Dundalk

The largest project ever awarded by Dundalk Town Council was awarded to John Cradock Ltd in 2011. The redevelopment of the 10,000m2 central plaza was the cornerstone of Dundalk’s urban development


Dundalk Town Council, Crowe St, Dundalk, Co. Louth


Nicholas de Jong & Associates


Dundalk, Co. Louth

JCL fulfilled the role of Main Contractor and PSCS on this landmark public realm project, constructed in a tight and challenging location, which delivered the architects vision exceeded the Clients expectations.

Key Features

  • Demolition and excavation of the existing plaza surfacing and water feature
  • Substantial traffic and pedestrian management, with major focus on liaison with local residents and businesses as the works progressed
  • 6,000m2 granite paving – detailed and complex layout with 130 different stone sizes/finishes/colours –meaning that supply management was key. JCL installed the concrete base while the paving itself was installed by a specialist
  • 1500m natural granite kerbs
  • 1000m2 resin bound aggregate to feature areas
  • Substantial service upgrade including major diversions of existing services and installation of new recessed covers and sot drainage channels
  • 5,000m2 road surfacing for new road layout surrounding the main square
  • New water features with major underground storage and accompanying light fittings
  • Substantial quantities of high end street furniture and soft landscaping
  • Timelapse of the finished project  
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