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Dodder Greenway

We at Austen Associates have had the honour of being a part of the Dodder Greenway projects landscape design.   The project is located along the Dodder river which runs from Tallaght all the way  to the Liffey river in Dublin's city centre. The project is split...

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Tree Surveys and Their Purpose

This page outlines how Austen Associates carry out tree surveys, why they are done, and the importance of their outcome as to how a tree protection plan is made and the site is developed.   Austen Associates have the privilege of having their own in-house arborist to...

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urban realm, park design, streetscape

Peoples’ Park Entrance, Lower Dargle Road, Bray

Forms part of the River Dargle Flood Alleviation Scheme opened on the 18th November, 2017 for which the practice provided full design services. The practice was commissioned to design an entrance to Bray's most important Municipal park, the Peoples' Park, as part of new pedestrian connections...

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landscape architecture, landscape design, landscaping, parks, open spaces, playground

Carnlough Playpark, Northern Ireland

On behalf of the local community, the Heart of the Glens Landscape Partnership and MidandEastAntrim Borough Council, we designed a natural play park on a previously unused green space at the edge of Carnlough community grounds.   The overall aim of the project is to create a...

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Biodiversity in Dublin City gardens

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Portlaoise 1916 Memorial Garden and Civic Space

In commemoration of the 1916 rising, the practice has designed a garden and civic space to the front of the County Building in Portlaoise. The space is laid out with the garden at its core but the use of raised, linear planting beds means the space...

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Newcastle Hospital Masterplan

The practice has completed a therapeutic landscape design masterplan for the Newcastle Hospital grounds that uses horticulturally based interventions to assist patient recovery from mental health issues.   The grounds contain extensive areas of open grass space with mature trees. The surrounding, beautiful montane and wooded landscape...

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La Vallée Linear Park

Forms part of the River Dargle Flood Alleviation Scheme The practice was commissioned to reinstate a new park to the rear of the La Vallée Apartments in Bray, where a previous area of green space has been replaced with an engineered landscape as part of the...

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Belmayne Neighbourhood Masterplan

The practice completed masterplan public realm design for a neighbourhood quarter of the Belmayne development in Malahide.   The landscape masterplan includes a neighbourhood park, 7 extensive roof and courtyard gardens at various levels to the apartment/retail complexes and comprehensive street tree planting proposals. A central piazza...

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Woodenbridge World War 1 Memorial Park

Winner of Peoples’ Choice Award, Irish Landscape Institute, 2015   We were honoured to be asked to design a Memorial Park for a beautiful woodland setting adjacent to the River Aughrim in Woodenbridge.   On the 18th September, 1914, John Redmond, the then leader of the Irish Parliamentary party...

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