Sallins Flood Alleviation

Kildare Co. Council requested JCL to mobilise at short notice to carry out substantial emergency and upgrade works on a Design & Build basis following severe flooding


Kildare Co. Council, Aras an Chontae, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare


Punch Consulting


Sallins, Co. Kildare

JCL acted as Contractor and PSCS and appointed Punch as our Designer and PSDP, mobilising at short notice, designing and constructing on an ongoing basis

Key Features

  • Excavation of channel through roads and embankments to allow flood waters to recede
  • Installation of new culvert under the Kerdiffstoen Road, and reinstatement and upgrade to the road itself
  • Construction of new outfall into the Grand Canal, including new reinforced concrete base to canal, which required temporary diversion of the canal
  • Substantial excavation of mud and silt
  • Maintenance of pedestrian access through the works
  • Liaison with stakeholders was key - Kildare Co. Council, Waterways Ireland, OPW and Inland Fisheries all had major involvement
  • All works were constructed in a Special Area of Conservation
  • Management of an evolving design and construction process without losing sight of statutory and regulatory responsibilities and stakeholder requirements
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