Ayesa in Cork were appointed to manage the scope of services which included hydro-logical studies and assessments, hydraulic modelling of flood flows in the watercourses, examination of flood risk management options and selection of preferred option. Ayesa Cork prepared all planning documentation and successfully submitted the planning to Cork County Council Planning was granted within 8 weeks, further a request for further information. Subsequently, Ayesa carried out the geotechnical and structural design for the flood defenses. This included design and specification of reinforced concrete chambers, flood defence embankments, design of an integrated attenuation pond and underground tank system with an automated flow controlled outlet arrangement. Close liaison and agreement was necessary with Irish Rail and Irish Water as both stakeholders have significant assets adjoining or affected by the works.