Gallanstown Waterworks Conservation and Park West Marina Framework Plan
Client: Dublin City Council

This waterworks at Eight Lock on the Grand Canal, lies immediately to the east of Dublin’s M50 orbital motorway. The waterworks comprise one of the earliest and most intact examples of covered municipal water supply treatment. A joint initiative between Dublin City Council and Waterways Ireland has identified Park West / Gallanstown as the ideal location to provide essential secure moorings, thereby facilitating access from the Shannon system through Dublin to the facility in Ringsend.

The Conservation Report, commissioned in recognition of the uniqueness of the facility, includes both the built fabric and the natural environment. The latter has also emerged as a wetland of in areas, high significance. The Framework Plan seeks to identify appropriate development which will maintain the quality of both the historic and the natural environment.