Architecture at the Edge - Outside the Red Line

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar


Design Review for Sandy Road

The LDA commissioned the RIAI in January 2020 to carry out a Design Review for a c.20-acre site near Galway city centre. The Design Review was undertaken by five RIAI Registered Architects - Dr. Alice Casey, TAKA Architects; Paul Mannion, Scott Tallon Walker Architects; Jonny McKenna , Metropolitan Workshop; Valerie Mulvin , McCullough Mulvin Architects and Michael Pike , GKMP Architects. Each Architect has put forward different proposals and visions that show a range of possible ideas for the site. The exercise is being performed with a view to unlocking the potential for the site to deliver up to 1,000 new homes, together with employment and leisure spaces as part of a new sustainable neighborhood.

The site is located at Sandy Road near Terryland, approximately 1km from Eyre Square in Galway city centre and close to major public transport and road links.

The LDA is collaborating with a range of public sector and other landowners to progress the project. The review is the first step in the regeneration of a key area of Galway city and the initiative represents a blueprint and catalyst for additional transformative projects.

What happens will shape more than just the area within the ‘red line’ on the site plan.


Emmet Humpherys, Senior Executive Architect, Galway City Council
Alice Casey, TAKA Architects
Agustina Martire, School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen's University Belfast
Paul Mannion, Scott Tallon Walker Architects
Period03 Oct 2020
Event titleArchitecture at the Edge
Event typeConference
LocationGalway, Ireland