Galway, Ireland
Project Partners
Summix and Edward Capital

The challenge: ensuring a major redevelopment in the centre of Galway is sustainable and attractive

Augustine Hill is a major regeneration of brownfield land in the centre of this west coast Irish city, led by Summix and Edward Capital.

Adjacent to the main train station, this 3.3 hectare mixed-use development will be an expansion of the city centre quarter and aims to be a thriving new hub of homes, leisure and cultural facilities, and retail where people can enjoy sustainable lives.

How we helped: creating a robust strategy for a pioneering sustainable development

Bioregional was brought in to support the multi-phase scheme to create a sustainability strategy using our One Planet Living® framework.

As well as considering the ambitions of the developers, we reviewed local needs and challenges, the city’s economic and culture plan and how the quarter would fit into the city to inform the process.

The result is an ambitious strategy that outlines the overall vision for Augustine Hill – both during development and operations – as well as the actions and KPIs that will help achieve this and measure progress.

This is structured by the ten principles of One Planet Living, creating a holistic and joined-up ‘One Planet Action Plan’ tackling social, environmental and economic sustainability.

The outcome: a compelling sustainability vision – and a route map to achieve it

This action plan formed part of the sustainability statement which was submitted in March and is currently under review.

Bonham Quay – a leader in One Planet Living

Combining office, retail, restaurant and cultural space, Bonham Quay is designed to create a healthy, greener work environment for 2,600 people where it’s easy to make sustainable choices.

It is part of the Augustine Hill redevelopment but has already gained planning permission and construction has started. As part of our work with the wider regeneration, the developer Edward Capital asked Bioregional to review its development vision and help create an operational ‘One Planet Action Plan.’

Its aim was to create a high-level of sustainability for the scheme, as well as to effectively engage tenants with this ambition. We have recognised Bonham Quay as a leader in One Planet Living.

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Ronan Leyden
Director of Consultancy

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