Ballymore, the international property developer, has announced today that its Royal Canal Park development in Ashtown – just outside Dublin city – is the first development in Ireland and the UK to use the pioneering low carbon ‘CarbonCure’ product.
CarbonCure embeds waste CO₂ into fresh concrete without compromising performance. To date, CarbonCure has prevented 148,051 tonnes of CO₂ from being released into the atmosphere, with millions more to be sequestered into the future. Our use of such a low-carbon concrete product will save hundreds of tonnes of embodied carbon during construction.
Ballymore’s Chairman & Chief Executive, Sean Mulryan, said: “We are immensely proud to have been able to achieve a UK and Ireland sustainability first with our use of CarbonCure. We’re excited to play our part in leading the way towards a more sustainable- and carbon-conscious construction sector. We’re also very grateful to work with industry experts like Kilsaran to ensure we maintain our excellent standards, whilst implementing these state-of-the-art sustainability practices.”
This announcement coincides with the topping out of the first building in the final phase of Royal Canal Park. Planning for Phase 4 of the Royal Canal Park at the site of the former Ormond Printworks on Rathoath Road, was granted in May of 2020. When this final phase of the development is complete, the overall 162,000 sq m development will consist of over 1,630 homes, office space, cafes, and retail units including an already operating Aldi supermarket.