RPS completed the final landfill capping at the former Kinsale Road Landfill site, facilitating its transformation into an attractive and safe public amenity.
Kinsale Road Landfill operated as a municipal landfill from the early 1960s until closure in 2009, with over 3.5 million tonnes of waste landfilled on site. The engineering remediation project transformed the site from operational landfill to a multi-faceted parkland amenity called Tramore Valley Park. Key amenities delivered for the local community include BMX tracks, 5km of paths and trails, multi-use events space, sports pitch and a pavilion building.
Our services included:
Detailed design of landfill capping works, leachate and landfill gas infrastructure
Surface water system design
Design of internal access roads, pavilion building, parking, playing field and landscaped areas
Contract and construction administration
The works were designed with an understanding of landfill processes. The pavilion building was designed to mitigate the risks of landfill gas migration. It is constructed on piled foundations with a ventilated sub-floor void and an internal gas detection system.
Landfill gas is captured and used to generate electricity on site. The project also involved innovative reuse of construction and demolition waste, as park benches were formed from gabion cages filled with crushed concrete, recycled from demolished grain silos in the Cork City docklands.